Virat Kohli ready for ODIs, looks to break Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Pointing records

After defeating Australia in the Border Gavaskar Trophy, India are set for the three-match One Day International (ODI) series starting on March 17. Virat Kohli, who played a magical inning of 186 runs in the fourth and final Test, will take the field with full confidence and will make many new records in his name. If all goes well, Kohli can end the series leaving behind Ricky Pointing or even Sachin Tendulkar in some areas.

Right from the start of the year, Kohli has shown some impressive cricket in the ODI and T20 formats of the game and by registering a Test century after 1,205 days, the star player has come back in full force from a difficult phase.

The three-match ODI series against Australia will be played in Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and Chennai. With his impressive performances, Virat Kohli will try to surpass or at least match the legends of cricket like Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Pointing.

13,000 runs in ODIs:

Virat Kohli has become the fifth such batsman in the ODI format of cricket by completing 13 thousand runs by scoring less than 200 runs. Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer in ODIs with 18426 runs, followed by Kumar Sangakkara with 14,234 runs, Ricky Pointing with 13704 runs and Sanath Jayasuriya with 13,430 runs.

Most centuries in ODIs:

After scoring three hundreds in the last 4 months, Virat Kohli has inched closer to Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most hundreds in ODI cricket. Kohli has completed 46 ODI centuries and is just 3 centuries away from Tendulkar’s record of 49.

Most ODI runs at home:

After holding the record for most hundreds at home, Kohli will soon go past Ricky Pointing to become the second-highest run-scorer in ODIs at home. He will still be a little away from Sachin Tendulkar, who has nearly 7,000 runs at home.

Indian team for ODI series: Rohit Sharma (c), Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Jaydev Unadkat, Washington Sundar, Suryakumar Yadav.

Australia squad for ODI seriesSteve Smith (c) Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa .

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