India is poised to break all previous records in one-day international cricket.
The Indian squad will be the first to play 1,000 one-day internationals.
When India plays the West Indies on Sunday, they will have achieved this milestone.
A massive ODI record could be set in the first match of the series between India and the West Indies on February 6 in Ahmedabad.
Rohit Sharma’s appointment as a limited-overs coach marks the beginning of a new era in Indian cricket. Rohit Sharma has replaced Virat Kohli as the team’s skipper following an impressive run as a leader in all formats. Rohit Sharma has a lot riding on his shoulders after establishing himself as a valuable captain for the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). First up is the T20 World Cup in 2022 and the 50-over Cricket World Cup in India next year, so the Rohit-Rahul Dravid partnership is likely to be the center of focus. As long as the two mega-events are still a few months away, the emphasis will be on getting off to a good start, starting with a home ODI and T20I series against the West Indies commencing on February 6.
In addition to the three one-day internationals, there will be a three-match Twenty20 international series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
This weeks first one-day international provides a great opportunity for India to create a new record in the ODI format. In doing so, they will become the first team to play in 1,000 One-Day Internationals. To date, no other team has surpassed the 1000-ODI mark. They have a record of 518 wins and 431 losses, with a winning percentage of 54.54.
India now holds the record for the most ODIs played, with 999, followed by Australia, with 958. A total of 936 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) have been played by only one other team, Pakistan.