As cricket fans eagerly await the India vs Pakistan clash in the Asia Cup 2023, several players are on the verge of achieving significant milestones in the world of One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Let’s take a closer look at these upcoming landmarks and the players aiming to etch their names in cricket history.
Virat Kohli’s Pursuit of 13,000 ODI Run
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli is inching closer to a remarkable feat – reaching 13,000 runs in ODIs. Currently standing at 12,898 runs with an impressive tally of 46 centuries, Kohli ranks as the 5th highest run-scorer in ODIs. He is just 102 runs away from this monumental achievement. Additionally, Kohli needs 418 runs to complete 26,000 runs in international cricket.
Shubman Gill’s Path to 1,500 ODI Runs
Young Indian sensation Shubman Gill, making his Asia Cup debut this year, is on the verge of crossing the 1,500-run mark in ODIs. With 1,437 runs to his name, Gill is a mere 63 runs away from achieving this milestone in the 50-overs format.
Rohit Sharma’s March Toward 10,000 ODI Runs
India’s captain Rohit Sharma, a stalwart of limited-overs cricket, is closing in on the coveted 10,000-run mark in ODIs. With 9,837 runs under his belt, Sharma needs just 163 more runs to join the elite club of Indian players who have achieved this iconic landmark.
Haris Rauf’s Bid for 50 ODI Wickets
Pakistan’s pace sensation Haris Rauf is poised for a significant achievement in the Asia Cup 2023. Currently holding 46 wickets in ODIs, Rauf has an excellent opportunity to secure his 50th wicket during the tournament.
Fakhar Zaman’s Quest for 5,000 ODI Runs
Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman, with 4,846 runs to his name, has set his sights on reaching the 5,000-run milestone in international cricket. A successful performance in the Asia Cup 2023, where he needs 154 runs or more, would see him accomplish this feat.
Babar Azam’s Approach to 50 ODI Catches
Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam is nearing the landmark of 50 catches in ODIs. Currently at 45 catches, Azam needs to take just five more catches to reach this significant milestone in One-Day Internationals.
Ravindra Jadeja’s Push for 6,000 Runs in International Cricket
Renowned as one of the finest all-rounders in the game, Ravindra Jadeja is closing in on 6,000 runs in international cricket. With 5,821 runs to his name, he requires just 179 runs to achieve this remarkable milestone.
Kuldeep Yadav’s Journey to 150 ODI Wickets
Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav is on the verge of claiming 150 ODI wickets. With 141 wickets in 84 ODIs currently, he is just nine wickets away from reaching this significant bowling milestone. In total, Yadav has amassed 227 wickets across various international formats.
As the Asia Cup 2023 kicks off, these players’ pursuit of records and milestones adds an extra layer of excitement to the highly anticipated clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. Cricket enthusiasts can look forward to witnessing history in the making on the field.
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