India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav chasing records

Tags: India tour of West Indies 2019, Rohit Gurunath Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav

Published on: Aug 14, 2019

India have taken an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match series against West Indies, with the first game being washed out. However, they will be keen to clinch the series with a win in the final ODI at Trinidad. While the form of Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant remains a worry for India going into the final match, there are a few others on the verge of impressive records

Rohit Sharma, for starters, is closing in on surpassing Yuvraj Singh among the list of highest ODI run-getters from India. The India opener needs 26 runs to overtake Yuvraj in the list. Rohit has 8676 runs from 217 matches while the World Cup-winning all-rounder amassed 8701 runs in 304 matches. The latter recently retired from international cricket and featured in the Global T20 Canada

Rohit Sharma has 8676 runs runs 217 matches while Yuvraj Singh finished his marvellous career with 8701 runs in 304 matches. Yuvraj retired from international cricket earlier this year and played T20 cricket at the econd season of Global T20 Canada.

Rohit is presently eighth on the list. Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Virat Kohli (11406), Sourav Ganguly (11363), Rahul Dravid (10889), MS Dhoni (10773), Mohammad Azharuddin (9378) are ahead of him and Yuvraj.

Coming back to Rohit, he was far from his fluent best in the second ODI at Port-of-Spain. He struggled his way to 18 runs before losing his wicket. Rohit, who had a stellar World Cup, with five hundreds, totalling 648 runs, would like to return among the runs on Wednesday.

Rohit is not the only Indian player on the verge of breaking a record. Skipper Virat Kohli, who slammed his 42nd ODI hundred against West Indies and went past Sourav Ganguly to become the second highest run-getter for India in ODIs, has another record to chase. He needs 25 to overtake Ramnaresh Sarwan among batsmen with most runs in India-West Indies ODIs. Kohli so far has scored 676 runs in 14 games at an average of 61.45 with three hundreds

Meanwhile, India's wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav needs four wickets to become the fastest Indian bowler to reach 100 wickets. Kuldeep has 96 wickets from 53 ODIs. The current record is held by Mohammed Shami, who got to the landmark in 56 games.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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