India Vs Sri Lanka : The first ODI match of the series will be played between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo today. The first match of the ODI series will be a big test for Shikhar Dhawan. Team India, adorned with young players under the captaincy of Dhawan, is ready to make a big bang in Sri Lanka. In this series, Dhawan would like to achieve many more records in his illustrious ODI career. In this episode, we take a look at 3 records that the Indian captain can make in the first ODI against Sri Lanka. India Vs Sri Lanka will be very reflective.
1) 17 runs short of completing 1,000 runs against Sri Lanka
The captain of Team India will become the 12th Indian batsman to complete 1,000 runs against Sri Lanka in ODI cricket. Dhawan needs 17 runs to achieve this special feat in the first ODI. With the highest individual score of 132*, the Indian opener has scored 4 centuries and five half-centuries. Among the active Indian cricketers, shikhar dhawan is the third highest run-scorer against Sri Lanka in the 50-over format.
2) Second fastest to score 6,000 ODI runs
One of the best left-handed openers in the world of cricket, Dhawan has played 142 ODIs for Team India. The 35-year-old cricketer is just 23 runs short of completing 6,000 ODI runs. The Indian opener and provisional captain has scored 5977 runs for Team India in the 50-over format. Dhawan needs to register only 23 runs to overtake Sourav Ganguly by becoming the second fastest Indian batsman to reach 6k runs in the 50-over format.
3) Oldest Indian player to captain in ODIs
The veteran batsman will become the oldest Indian cricketer to make his ODI debut as soon as Dhawan arrives for the toss at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday. The 35-year-old will become the oldest Indian captain to lead the Asian giants in the 50-over format. Mohinder Amarnath was India’s oldest captain at the age of 34, against Pakistan in 1984, before Dhawan took over as the captain of the Men in Blue. Amarnath is followed by Syed Kirmani (33) and Ajit Wadekar (33).
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