Virat Kohli has always been in sensational form in One-Day Internationals and is already regarded to be among the greatest ODI batsmen of his generation. The Indian skipper was in rich form during ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and despite not hitting a single century in England, Kohli smashed several records as India made it to the semi-finals placed in the top of team standings. India though crashed out from the final four stages following an 18-run defeat to New Zealand in the semis. But back to regular ODI cricket, Kohli will aim to brush aside the World Cup disappointment and reach new heights when India face the West Indies in a three-match ODI series. India vs West Indies Series 2019 Schedule in IST, Free PDF Download: Get Fixtures, Time Table With Match Timings and Venue Details of India's Tour of West Indies.
The top-ranked ODI batsman have been very successful against the men from the Caribbean and will look to continue his dominance over them as India chase another clean sweep following their 3-0 series victory in the T20Is. Kohli is already the highest run-scorer in the ODIs between India and the West Indies and has already slammed the most number of ODI centuries in matches between these two nations. The 30-year-old has so far scored seven centuries and registered 1912 runs in 33 matches during IND vs WI ODI matches. Take a look at some records the Indian skipper can break as India play West Indies in a three-match ODI series.
Most Centuries in IND vs WI ODIs in West Indies
Kohli is levelled with cricketing great Desmond Haynes for most centuries scored in India vs West Indies ODI games. Both the cricketers have two centuries each in IND vs WI ODIs and the Indian skipper has a great opportunity in overtaking the former West Indian batting legend.
Most Runs Scored in IND vs WI ODIs in West Indies
Ramnaresh Sarwan currently holds the record for the most number of runs scored by a batsman in IND vs WI ODIs in the Caribbean Island. Sarwan scored 700 runs in 17 matches between India and West Indies, while Kohli has 556 runs from 12 games. Kohli needs just 144 runs and has as many as three ODI games to overtake Sarwan and add another feather to his hat. Chris Gayle is third in the list with 512 runs.
Most Series Runs in IND vs WI ODIs
Chris Gayle leads this chart having smashed 455 runs in 7 games during West Indies’ tour of India in 2002-03. Kohli is second in the list with just two runs less. He had amassed 453 in 5 matches during the IND vs WI ODI series in 2018. While India and West Indies only play three ODI games this time around, one can back Kohli to break the milestone given the rich from he is currently enjoying.
Captain to Lead India in Third Most Number of Matches Against West Indies
Virat Kohli has so far led India in 12 ODI games as the captain of the Indian cricket team against the West Indies. He can equal MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly if he captains India in all the three ODI games against West Indies in the soon to be played ODI series. Ganguly and Dhoni-led India in 15 ODI match against the West Indies, a record Kohli can equal. Sir Vivian Richards has played the most number of games as captain in the ODI matches between India and West Indies, while Mohammad Azharuddin is the top-most Indian captain with 19 games under his belt.
India have been in superior form despite the CWC 2019 disappointment and recently clean swept the T20I series 3-0 against the West Indies. Kohli was in top form throughout the T20I series and even his a match-winning half-century in the final T20I to guide India to victory. In the process, he also joined Rohit Sharma for the most number of T20I half-centuries.