India defeated West Indies in two Tests series and now both teams will face off each other in the five-match ODI series that starts from 21 October in Guwahati and ends in Thiruvananthapuram on 1 November.
This ODI series is a good opportunity for a few Indian players like Mohammad Shami, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey etc to seal their spot for next year's World Cup.
Virat Kohli who was rested for Asia Cup will lead India again. On the other hand, West Indies will miss their star openers Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis who opted out from this series due to personal reasons. Though West Indies have some exciting young players like Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen and hopefully this young team will put up a good fight after a disappointing performance in the two Tests series. And here are a few milestones which could be achieved during this five-match ODI series.
All the major milestones which could be achieved during the ODI series between India and West Indies :
51 - MS Dhoni (9949) needs 51 more runs to become the 4th Indian player to score 10000 ODI runs for India after Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768).
91 - Number of wickets Mohammad Shami has taken in ODI cricket and needs 9 more wickets to become the 19th Indian bowler to take 100 or more ODI wickets.
170 - Virat Kohli needs 170 more runs to complete 4000 ODI runs on Indian soil. He will be the third Indian player to achieve this feat after Sachin Tendulkar (6976) and MS Dhoni (4216).
177 - Shikhar Dhawan needs 177 runs to achieve 5000 ODI runs milestone. He has scored 4823 runs in 109 ODI innings so far and completes 5000 runs in 113 or fewer innings then he will become the fastest Indian to score 5000 ODI runs.
901 - Runs West Indies opener Kieran Powell has in ODI cricket and is just 99 runs away from achieving 1000 ODI runs milestone.
1387 - Virat Kohli has scored 1387 runs against West Indies and needs 187 more runs to surpass Sachin Tendulkar's tally of 1573 runs and become the leading run scorer for India in ODI cricket.