Team India gears up for a high-stakes clash against New Zealand in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, which is set to take place on Sunday, October 22 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamshala. The excitement among the fans is at its peak as both the teams have been in stunning form coming into the game.
India and New Zealand, both have been unbeaten in the tournament so far. They are in the top two, with eight points each from four matches. Indian players have dominated the batting and bowling charts so far and have another opportunity to showcase their prowess. In this article, we take a look at some of the records that can be broken during the upcoming India vs New Zealand match.
Records that can be broken during India vs New Zealand match
- Virat Kohli will be eyeing to equal Sachin Tendulkar in the list of most ODI centuries. Sachin ranks at the top of the list with 49 ODI centuries, while Virat is second with 48. He slammed the recent century against Bangladesh in the ongoing tournament. The prolific run-scorer is one century away from equaling the legendary cricketer’s record.
- Virat Kohli also has the opportunity to go past Sanath Jayasuriya in the list of most runs scored in ODIs. Jayasuriya finished his ODI cricket career with 13,430 runs. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is 88 runs away, having scored 13, 342 runs in the format.
- Rohit Sharma is just 46 runs behind Virat Kohli in the list of most runs scored in the World Cups. Kohli is fourth on the list with 1289 runs, while Rohit Sharma is fifth with 1243 runs. Sachin Tendulkar again tops the list with 2278 runs.
- Mohammed Shami is likely to get an opportunity against New Zealand as Hardik Pandya is not available. The pacer might replace Shardul Thakur in the XI to provide a balance to the side. Shami needs just one wicket to go past Anil Kumble’s record of 31 wickets. They are joint-third in the list of most wickets taken by Indian bowlers at the ODI World Cup.
- Shubman Gill can become the quickest to 2000 runs in ODI cricket. He needs 14 runs to break the record. Hashim Amla is the current holder, having taken 40 innings to do so. Gill has scored 1,986 runs in 37 ODI innings.