Virat Kohli To Break Ricky Ponting And Virender Sehwag’s Records In IND vs NZ 1st ODI.
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli has had an amazing start to the new year, scoring 200 runs in three One-Day International matches against Sri Lanka. Virat will want to continue his winning ways when New Zealand visits India for a three-match ODI series and an equal number of games in a T20I series.
Due to his great performance against Sri Lanka, Kohli has moved up to fourth place in the most recent ICC ODI rankings for batsmen. Nevertheless, the 34-year-old will continue to strive to break records when playing the Black Caps.
The famous batsman scored an uninterrupted 166 runs in the final One-Day International against the Lankan Lions, giving the home team a dominant 317-run victory.
Kohli will focus on the New Zealand team, which is led by interim captain Tom Lathan. The Kiwis enter the series after defeating Pakistan, thus the Men in Blue will be put to the test against the top-ranked ODI team in the world.
Virat Kohli To Break Ricky Ponting And Virender Sehwag’s Records In IND vs NZ 1st ODI
After scoring three centuries in his previous four innings, Virat Kohli will be going for two historic records when he takes the field for the first One-Day International on January 18 in Hyderabad. The fearless batsman has a lengthy record of success against the tourists, and he will be looking to surpass Ricky Ponting’s all-time record for the most hundreds in ODI cricket.
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Virat needs to reach two more hundreds to beat Ponting. With players like Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya, who both scored five tonnes against the BlackCaps, he is currently tied for second position.
Sehwag and Ponting are at the top of the leaderboard with six centuries each against the Kiwis. Despite having a poor recent record against them, fans will be pleased to learn that four of Kohli’s five hundreds have come against New Zealand at home.
In his last seven encounters against the Kiwis, he has also amassed 224 runs and two scores of fifty-plus, but the former Indian skipper will be trying to change that record in Hyderabad.
India’s ODI squad for New Zealand: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Rajat Patidar, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik.