5 Records that may be broken in the Ind vs NZ Series
It is going to be a cracker of a start to the summer for cricket fans from all over the world as the 2nd ranked ODI side India locks horns with the 3rd ranked ODI side New Zealand. Fireworks are guaranteed when Kohli's men take on Kane's boys, a couple of days later. Both the teams will like to get better of each-other as the much-awaited World Cup 2019 is around the corner and winning in this series will give them a much-needed boost.
The 5-match One Day series will kick off on 23rd January 2019, Saturday at McLean Park, Napier, New Zealand. It is expected to be an exciting contest as both the teams will like to test their preparations for the World Cup. While the Indian team is having a dream run in all three formats of the game, the Kiwis have also defeated Sri Lanka in the recently-concluded ODI and Test series.
From the visitor's side, star player Rohit Sharma will definitely like to better his records in New Zealand, as he has his second-worst average on NZ soil. MS Dhoni & Virat Kohli, like always, will yet again be the center of attraction as their white-ball record against the hosts is quite marvelous. And with Jasprit Bumrah being rested, the bench strength of the Indian pace battery will also be under scrutiny.
From the Kiwi side, veterans like Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill & Ross Taylor will like to continue their form. While Ross Taylor, who is in the form of his life, will look to perform in the same way, the Kiwi captain Kane Williamson will like to strengthen his mind-blowing stats and become the greatest batsman among the fab 4.
So, as the much-awaited series starts in a few days, here's a look at the statistical preview of the contest.
Ravindra Jadeja needs 10 more runs to complete 2000 ODI runs
Ravindra Jadeja has been one of India's most prominent all-rounders in the history of cricket. His beneficial performances with the ball and invaluable runs with the bat provide great balance to the team. The all-rounder from Rajkot has been a great prospect in white-ball cricket and now requires only 10 more runs to complete 2000 runs in the 50-over format.
Currently, Jadeja has scored 1990 runs and taken 171 wickets in 98 ODI innings and if he scores 10 more runs in the upcoming ODI series between India and New Zealand, the lad will become the 5th Indian to score 1000 runs and take 100 wickets in one-dayers.