On Thursday (12th March), the hosts India will face the visitors South Africa in the first game of the three-match ODI series at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (Dharamsala).
It is going to be the first ODI meeting between India and South Africa since the round-robin stage meeting during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They played that game at Southampton (5th June 2019) where India won by six wickets.
India vs South Africa 2020: Here are some crucial stats previews before the Dharamsala ODI
Venue stats (Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala)
Ground’s history in first and second batting in ODIs
|Stats||Overall||First batting||Second batting|
|Innings average (Average run-rate)||208 (5.02)||214.50 (4.71)||201.50 (5.39)|
(Special Note: Included all out, target reached and complete innings. Excluded only incomplete innings)
Teams’ ODI records at this venue
India vs South Africa Head-to-Head ODI records
|Stats||Matches||India Won||South Africa Won||Tied/No Result|
|At Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (Dharamsala)||–||–||–||-/-|
|In the last five matches||5||4||1||0/0|
In the last five ODIs
Indian cricketers’ stats
i) Virat Kohli (1,992 runs) is eight runs away to become the second Indian ODI captain to score 2,000 runs at home. Only MS Dhoni (2,675 runs) has reached this milestone as an Indian ODI captain at home.
ii) Virat Kohli (5,147 runs) is 92 runs behind of the second most runs-scorer as an Indian ODI captain, Mohammad Azharuddin (5,239 runs). MS Dhoni is on the top of this list with 6,641 runs as an Indian ODI captain.
iii) Virat Kohli (21,901 runs) needs to score 99 more runs to become the third Indian cricketer to score 22,000 international runs. Only Sachin Tendulkar (34,357 runs) and Rahul Dravid (24,064 runs) are in this list from India. In overall, seven cricketers have scored 22,000+ international runs.
iv) Hardik Pandya (957 runs) is 43 runs away to complete his 1,000 ODI runs.
South African cricketers’ stats
i) Faf du Plessis (1,981 runs) needs to score 19 more runs to complete 2,000 ODI runs at the away venues. Till the date, a total of six South African batsmen scored 2,000 ODI runs at the away venues.
ii) Quinton de Kock (1,930 runs) is 70 runs away to complete 2,000 ODI runs at the away venues. He will be the first Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman to score 2,000 ODI runs at the away venues.