India Tour of Sri Lanka: 4 big records likely to tumble in India vs Sri Lanka ODI series – Shikhar Dhawan led Indian cricket team is all set to play three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka cricket team (IND vs SL) starting from July 13 at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Virat Kohli led Team India are in England for the Test series, providing a golden opportunity for youngsters to showcase their talents. Even though big names of Indian cricket like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will not feature in this series there are many records that could tumble.
We at Insidesport will take you through four records likely to tumble in India vs Sri Lanka (IND vs SL) ODI series.
Oldest to make captaincy debut for India
Shikhar Dhawan is all set to be India’s 25th ODI captain at the age of 35 years and 220 days. Dhawan will be the oldest Indian to make captaincy debut in fifty overs cricket. He is the third oldest overall to make a captaincy debut as Mohammad Hafeez from Pakistan made his captaincy debut at the age of 36 while West Indies’ Floyd Reifer lead the national side for the first time at the age of 37.
Fastest to score 1000 runs against Sri Lanka
Shikhar Dhawan loves scoring runs against Sri Lanka. His stats against the country tells you the story as he just needs 17 more runs to become to fastest to score 1000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka. If he reaches the milestone in the first ODI then he will break the record of South Africa’s Hasim Amla who reached the feat in 18 innings.
Two sets of brothers playing for India in the same XI
If Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya finds a place in the squad alongside Rahul Chahar and Deepak Chahar then this will be the second instance in Indian cricket where two sets of brothers playing in the same XI. Earlier, in 1934 at Chepauk, the Naidu brothers played alongside the Ali brothers.
The most win against any side
In the last 37 years, India and Sri Lanka have played at least one ODI every year. Both the sides have played 159 ODIs between them, which is the highest by any two teams. If India beat Sri Lanka 3-0, 2-0 or 2-1 they will have more than 96 wins against Sri Lanka in the ODI format, which is the most win by any side against a particular team.