Ind vs Eng 2nd ODI: Shikhar Dhawan can become 3rd fastest batsman to score 6,000 runs- India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan who smashed 98 runs in the ODI opener is on the verge of becoming the third-fastest run-scorer to 6,000 runs in One Day International cricket. He is just 94 runs away to reach the milestone. The 35-year-old has scored 5,906 runs in 137 ODI innings that includes 17 centuries and 31 fifties.
“Gabbar could become the 3rd fastest player to reach 6,000 ODI runs. Can you guess how many runs he needs to get there?” India vs England official broadcaster Star Sports said in a tweet post.
#Gabbar could become the 3rd fastest player to reach 6⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ ODI runs🤩
Can you guess how many runs he needs to get there? pic.twitter.com/g4kayK9PPA
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) March 25, 2021
Fastest to 6,000 runs in ODIs
Hashim Amla– 123 inns
Virat Kohli- 136 inns
Kane Williamson– 139 inns
India vs England: Dhawan to become 10th batsman to achieve the feat.
Shikhar Dhawan will become the 10th Indian batsman to complete the milestone. Other players in the list include Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni, Mohd. Azharuddin, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag.
The India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan roared back to form in the ODIs after being left out of the 4/5 T20I matches. In his innings, the left-handed-batsman slammed 11 fours and 2 sixes.
In the second ODI, SuryaKumar Yadav is set to replace Shreyas Iyer in India playing XI. Rohit Sharma is not 100 per cent fit after an elbow injury and it might force KL Rahul to open the innings. In such a case, Rishabh Pant is likely to play in the middle-order in the upcoming fixture.
A win would seal victory for India in the ODI series. England, on the other hand, need to win the match to avoid straight series loss across all formats. The 2nd ODI will be played at the same venue on Friday (March 26).
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