When India meets Windies for the second ODI in Vishakhapatnam, it will not be just another match, it will be the India’s run machine reaching yet another milestone. Kohli is just 81 runs away from reaching 10,000 ODI runs.
Kohli has been in superb touch in the last match and was seen smashing it all around the ground. Kohli along with Rohit Sharma made a brilliant partnership of 246, where Rohit scored an unbeaten 152 and Kohli scored a dominating 140. His scores for India at this venue reads: 118, 117, 99, 65, 167 and 81.
If Kohli scores 81 runs in the match against windies, Vishakhapatnam will witness king Kohli reaching 10,000 runs in ODI’s. The fastest in ODI cricket going past Sachin Tendulkar. It took 259 ODI’s for Sachin to reach 10,000 runs, Kohli on the other hand is going to play his 213th ODI match against Windies.
Windies on the other hand did well with the bat scoring 322 runs, Shimron Hetmyer scoring a century and Kieran Powell scoring a fifty in the first match itself shows the positive attitude their batsmen are in. If windies can get two early wickets there is a chance for them to test the Indian batting line up which is untested.
Kohli may have suggested that Ambati Rayudu is the solution to India’s persistent No.4, and that enough game-time between now and the World Cup would have him seal his spot, but the batsman only faced 26 balls in the first game. Meanwhile, debutant Rishabh Pant didn’t even get a bat nor did MS Dhoni, whose form has been downhill. A hot and humid day, with the possibility of mild thunderstorms is forecast with temperatures up to 32 degrees. No grass on the wicket, which would bring the spinners into play.
MATCH TIME: October 24, 2018, 1:30 pm local time