The Indian cricket team has a chance to make a world record today in the case of most wins against one particular opposing team in the history of One Day International cricket. At present, Team India, Pakistan and Australia are jointly number-1 in this matter.
Team India is playing the ongoing India vs Sri Lanka ODI series under senior opener Shikhar Dhawan’s captaincy. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma are currently in England, where India have to play a five-match Test series against the hosts.
India won the first ODI against Sri Lanka by seven wickets on Sunday, their 92nd ODI win against Sri Lanka. If Team India wins today’s match i.e Ind vs SL 2nd ODI, it will take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. This will be Team India’s 9th consecutive bilateral ODI series win against Sri Lanka.
Pakistan has won 92 ODIs against Sri Lanka, while Australia has defeated New Zealand 92 times in the 50-overs format. If India registers 93rd ODI win against Sri Lanka, it will become a world record and will surpass Australia and Pakistan’s tally of most wins against one opponent in One-Day-Internationals.
India have won 55 ODI matches each, against New Zealand and England, while losses are few. India’s win-loss record in ODI’s against Australia is 53-80, while the same record against Pakistan is 55-73. Talking about South Africa, India’s win-loss record in ODI cricket is 35-46.
After the Ind vs SL ODI series, Team India will play a three-match T20 International series. Talking about Ind vs SL 1st ODI, Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan batting heroics and a captain’s knock from Shikhar Dhawan (86*) powered India to a seven wicket win. Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Deepak Chahar took two wickets each.