After a disappointing show against New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final, the series against West Indies has been somewhat of a solace for India. The visitors lead the three-match series 1-0, with the last ODI to be played on August 14, Wednesday at Port of Spain.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Kuldeep Yadav are on the cusp of significant milestones.
Rohit Sharma, who has been in stupendous form of late, needs 26 runs to surpass Yuvraj Singh on the list of batsmen with most ODI runs. Yuvraj had accumulated 8701 runs from 304 ODIs, whereas Rohit has a total of 8676 runs in 217 matches. The present Indian right-hander is way ahead of the former southpaw based on average.
Virat Kohli scored his 42nd ODI ton in the second match against West Indies. He needs 25 runs more to go past Ramnaresh Sarwan on the list of batsmen with most ODI runs in India-West Indies fixtures in the Caribbean. Kohli has amassed 676 runs from 14 matches at a whopping average of 61.45. Looking at his red-hot sizzling form, one can expect fireworks from the Indian skipper in the final ODI.
On the other hand, Kuldeep Yadav has an opportunity to achieve an extraordinary feat. The chinaman has a golden chance to become the quickest to scalp 100 ODI wickets as an Indian. He needs four more wickets in the 3rd ODI to overtake Mohammed Shami. Kuldeep is a capable player, but will have to bowl out of his skin for a 4-wicket haul.
The left-arm wrist spinner has picked up 96 wickets in 53 ODIs, while pacer Shami added the 100th wicket to his name in his 56th ODI match for India.