Who would have thought that India will enter the fourth ODI against Windies with a series win on the line and who would have thought that Kohli’s three consecutive ODI hundreds would still be inadequate to give India a lead in the ODI series.
If you followed the Test series in which India drubbed the visitors, you would be expecting a one-sided ODI series but here we are, after three ODIs the series is levelled 1-1 and the momentum is surprisingly with the visitors.
West Indies' only other game at Pune (at Nehru Stadium) was the WC match in 1996 when Kenya upset them to lose by 73 runs!#IndvWI
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 27, 2018
Jason Holder’s men have upped the ante and they have done it in an emphatic manner. Both sides have everything to play for in the remaining two games and in a series where runs have come in plenty, lots of records are on stake as well.
Kohli on the brink of yet another record-
Virat Kohli doesn’t get bored of breaking records. This time he is on the verge of breaking a special record. The Indian skipper has scored three hundreds in his last three ODIs and is only behind Kumar Sangakkara who has smashed four consecutive centuries.
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Virat Kohli becomes the first India batsman to score hundreds in three consecutive ODI innings
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 27, 2018
So, it will be interesting to see whether Kohli can match the heroics of Sangakkara.
Can Windies scale the rare feat?
Since 2016, no visiting team has defeated India twice in a bilateral series. A win here at Mumbai will make Windies achieve this tough task.
Also, since January 2017, Windies have won only five ODIs against India in India. They have won one in this series and now all the eyes or on the fourth ODI.
Virat Kohli's five of eight dismissals in this year in ODIs have come against spinners.
His last five dismissals in ODIs have come against spinners.#INDvWI
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) October 27, 2018
Can Kuldeep become the flag-bearer?
Kuldeep Yadav has emerged as the man with the golden arm for India. He is India’s leading wicket-taker in 2018 with 41 wickets in 18 matches and he needs nine more to surpass Rashid Khan as the leading wicket-taker in the world.
Bowlers with best averages in ODI for India to have taken 50+ wickets
— Chandan Ram (@chan_stats) October 27, 2018