India vs Australia: The Indian team has to play a 3-match ODI series against Australia from March 17. Keeping in mind the ODI World Cup, this series is considered very important for both the teams. In this ODI series, once again all eyes will be on the performance of Virat Kohli, for whom The year 2023 has been great so far in both Tests and ODIs.
Before the ODI series against Australia, Virat Kohli played the last ODI series against New Zealand, in which he managed to score only 8, 11, and 36 runs in 3 matches, but just before that the ODI series played against Sri Lanka I got to see 2 brilliant century innings from Virat’s bat. In the ODI series against Australia, Kohli will have a chance to make 3 big records in his name.
Virat Kohli is currently only 191 runs away from his 13,000 ODI runs. If he achieves this in this series, he will become the 5th international player after Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting and Sanath Jayasuriya to do so.
Apart from this, Virat Kohli will also have a chance to leave behind former Australian captain Ricky Ponting in this ODI series in terms of scoring the most runs in the ODI format at home. Virat currently has 5358 runs in 107 ODIs at home, while Ricky Ponting has scored 5406 runs in the ODI format at home. The first place in this list is the great batsman former Indian Sachin Tendulkar who scored 6976 ODI runs in 164 matches on home soil.
Virat has a chance to match Sachin’s ODI centuries
If Virat Kohli manages to score a century in all the 3 matches played in this ODI series, then he will equal Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most 49 ODI centuries. Virat currently has 46 centuries in the ODI format and he has played 3 centuries in the last 4 months.
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