IND vs SL: Rohit Sharma and his men will lock horns against Sri Lanka for a three-match ODI series starting on Tuesday. The first game will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati. Both teams will be eager to start their ODI World Cup campaign with the first win of 2023. India will be strengthened with the comeback of their senior players, who were rested during the T20I series. Rohit will be back as the captain, while Hardik Pandya will assist him as the vice captain.

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Former Indian captain Virat Kohli will also be back in the squad. Virat will look to start fresh after a short break. The 34-year-old was part of two tests against Bangladesh in December. He would look to get into the rhythm against Sri Lanka. Notably, Virat is coming off a century in his last ODI, which came against Bangladesh last month. He will look to keep the momentum going in 50-over cricket, which is the best format for him in the game.

IND vs SL: Virat Kohli is one step away from shattering Sachin Tendulkar’s massive record

IND vs SL: Virat Kohli on Cusp of Smashing Sachin Tendulkar’s World-Records in ODIs vs SL
IND vs SL: Virat Kohli on Cusp of Smashing Sachin Tendulkar’s World-Records in ODIs vs SL

Virat can make his comeback more special. He is on the verge of smashing the “all-time” record of Sachin Tendulkar in 50-over cricket. “Master Blaster” needs no introduction when it comes to the game of cricket. He is at the top of almost every batting record, which includes most international runs, most centuries, and most half-centuries. On the other hand, Virat is the best 50-over batter the game has seen in the last decade.

Tendulkar has scored the most centuries at home in the 50-over format. He has scored a total of 20 ODI centuries, which is the most by a batsman at home. Virat, on the other hand, has scored 19 ODI centuries at home, and if he can score two centuries in the upcoming series, then he can surely break his huge record. Sachin and Virat, on the other hand, hold the record for the most ODI centuries (8) against Sri Lanka. If the 34-year-old can score one more ODI century, he will become the first batter to have nine centuries against the Islanders.

Meanwhile, the record of scoring the most hundreds in 50-over against one team is held by both Virat and Sachin. Both of them have scored nine centuries each against Australia and the West Indies in the 50-over format. If Virat can score two more centuries in the upcoming series, then he can become the only batter to have 10 ODI tons against one opponent.

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