The first ODI against Sri Lanka will be a big test for Shikhar Dhawan, who will lead the Indian cricket team for the entire tour. Shikhar Dhawan has been named as the captain in the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Both these players are in the UK for the upcoming five-match Test series against England. Left-handed batsman Dhawan would like to make a mark in Sri Lanka as captain and as a batsman as well, it will be a big series for him as there is a tough competition going on for Team India's opening slot.
Dhawan can break Ganguly's record
When Shikhar Dhawan will take the field in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, then he will have many records on his target and he can also break this record of Sourav Ganguly. Dhawan currently has 5977 runs in ODIs and is just 23 runs away from completing 6000 runs. If he scores 23 runs, then he will become the 10th batsman for India to complete 6000 runs in ODI cricket. At the same time, he can also become the second fastest Indian batsman to score 6000 runs. Dhawan has so far scored 5977 runs in 139 innings and as soon as he scores 23 runs in the first ODI, he will complete 6000 runs in 140 innings.
Sourav Ganguly is at number two in terms of completing the fastest 6000 runs for India, who did this feat in 147 innings. That is, Dhawan has every chance to break this record of Ganguly. The fastest batsman to score 6000 runs in ODI cricket for India is Virat Kohli, who touched this figure in just 136 innings.
Top 5 batsmen who completed the fastest 6000 runs from India-
- Virat Kohli - 136 innings
- Sourav Ganguly - 147 innings
- Rohit Sharma - 162 innings
- MS Dhoni - 166 innings
- Sachin Tendulkar - 170 innings
Apart from this, Shikhar Dhawan will complete his 1000 runs in ODI cricket against Sri Lanka as soon as he makes 17 runs. On the other hand, if he scores 35 runs, then his 10,000 runs in international cricket will be completed and he will become the 14th batsman to score 10,000 runs in international cricket from India.