first_imgRecords tumbled on Wednesday when India and West Indies took the field in an one-day international. Virat Kohli and Jason Holder’s men will face-off again at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Saturday in the third ODI of the five-match series.Kohli obliterated Sachin Tendulkar’s record when he became the fastest to reach the 10000-run mark in ODIs that day and on Saturday, the Indian vice-captain can break one of Tendulkar’s records.Rohit Sharma is all set to surpass the ‘master blaster’ on the list of most sixes hit by an Indian in ODI cricket. Rohit currently has 194 sixes to his name as opposed to Tendulkar’s 195. Former skipper and current Team India wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, leads that list with an astounding 211 maximums.READ – Virat Kohli hits 37th ODI hundred to celebrate entry into elite 10,000-run clubDhoni will also have a record on his radar when he comes out to bat in Pune. After Kohli, Dhoni can also score 10,000 runs for India if and when he scores 31. Dhoni has over 10000 ODI runs (10123) but only 9969 of those have been scored for India. The other 174 runs came for Asia XI.READ – Keep the runs flowing: Sachin Tendulkar welcomes Virat Kohli to Club 10,000Another candidate for breaking a record Rohit’s opening partner Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan can become the fastest Indian batsman to complete 5000 ODI runs. The record is currently held by Kohli, who took just 114 innings to get there. Kohli infact holds the joint-second place in the list of batsmen who were the fastest to score 5000 ODI runs along with Windies legend Viv Richards.advertisementREAD – 1 tie, 4 losses and 8 wins: How batsmen fared on reaching 10,000 runsSouth Africa great Hashim Amla holds the record having achieved the feat in just 101 innings. Dhawan will be playing his 112th innings in the third ODI and has plenty of time to surpass Kohli and Richards in the all-time list.Kohli can equal AB de Villiers’s record of scoring hundreds in four consecutive ODI innings in India. The Indian captian is currently on roll when it comes to scoring centuries. In fact he has scored three consecutive centuries in India. He had scored 113 against New Zealand in Nagpur on 29 October in 2017.Kohli then decided to take a break, as India face Sri Lanka at home, to get married to Bollywood superstar Anushka Sharma. India played against South Africa, England and Kohli opted out of the Asia Cup.This is the first time that Kohli is playing on Indian soil. He scored 140 in Guwahati and then unbetean 157 in Visag.As for de Villiers, he had scored unbeaten 114 in Gwalior on 24 February 2010, unbeaten 102 Ahmedabad on 27 February 2010, unbeaten 107 inDelhi on 24 February 2011 and 134 in Mohali on 3 March 2011.The return of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah will definitely add a lot of meat to the Indian bowling that has been clobbered for more than 320 runs on both occasions.READ – West Indies forced India to bring back Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah, says coach Stuart LawBhuvneshwar can become the 12th Indian pacer to take 100 ODI wickets and is just four wickets away from the landmark. If he manages the feat, he will be the second-slowest among the twelve after Sourav Ganguly , who managed it in 308 ODIs. Bhuvi has so far played 92 ODIs for India.It will also be interesting to see whether skipper Kohli and the team management would still want to pursue with Umesh Yadav, especially after the pacer successively failed to convert his success in Tests to limited overs cricket.Moving on to the batsmen, with just 16 ODIs to go for the ICC 2019 World Cup in England and Wales, India will also be hoping to get their middle order conundrum solved, specially the No.5, 6 and 7 spots.While Ambati Rayudu justified his skipper’s backing for the No.4 slot with a fluent 73 in the second match, former skipper Dhoni, who was promoted to No.5 failed to score briskly and just looked a shadow of his former self.Rishabh Pant also failed to play the long handle at No.6 while Ravindra Jadeja also departed cheaply.Moreover, with the dew making life difficult for the spinners, batting first will be a challenge for Kohli as both his wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav find it tough to grip the ball.Moreover, left-arm spinner Jadeja will need to step up his white ball form if he has to make the cut for the World Cup squad.(With inputs from IANS)last_img