As the tour of Australia and India arriving near, the anticipation of who will dominate during the series has increased. But the most talking point has been Team India captain Virat Kohli leaving midway of the competitive four-match Test series.
He will be featuring in the whole limited-over leg but will return to India after playing the first Test, which will be played under the light. Many cricket experts have already stated that Australia would have the upper hand in the Test series as India would have a tough time in Virat’s absence.
But Virat Kohli has the chance to make the white-ball series a big one. He is close to complete 12,000 runs in ODIs. The aggressive batsman has, so far, amassed 11867 runs in just 239 innings in ODI cricket. He is expected to get at least 133 runs in the three-match ODI series Down Under which will make him the Fastest to the 12,000 Club.
Virat Kohli to surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s record:
The elite list has Tendulkar, who reached there in 300 innings, Ponting in 314, Sangakkara in 336, Jayasuriya in 379 and Jayawardene in 399. Kohli will get to the landmark in a significantly lesser number of innings than Tendulkar!
Also, Virat Kohli needs 90 runs more to join an exclusive club of batsmen who have all aggregated a minimum of 2000 runs against Australia – the four batsmen are Tendulkar, Haynes, Rohit Sharma and Richards.
Yuzvendra Chahal to become the fastest Indian to pick 100 wickets:
The other player who is set to create the record is Yuzvendra Chahal. The spinner has picked 91 ODI wickets in just 51 innings (52 matches). If he does take 9 wickets in the three-match ODI series, he would reach the milestone of 100 wickets in a maximum of 55 matches, which will make him the fastest Indian to the landmark!
The three-match ODI series will be played from November 27 to December 2 followed by the three-match T20I series which will begin from December 4. Finally, the much-anticipated Test series will kick start from December 17, and the final Test match will be held on January 15.