At the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Thursday, Bangladesh will attempt to end India's unbroken record in the ICC World Cup 2023.
The 2023 World Cup's first matches between India and Bangladesh could not have started any more differently. The Bangla Tigers have lost two straight games after defeating Afghanistan in the campaign's first game, while the hosts have won all three of their games.
As seen in their dressing room films, the victories appeared to have improved the Indian team's off-field comradery. On the other side, controversy has continued to surround Bangladesh since the competition began.
Questions abound around Shakib Al Hasan's captaincy, while Litton Das most recently faced criticism for how he interacted with several Bangladeshi media.
Personal records make more sense for one team than the other in such a situation. Getting good, new records won't do much for Bangladesh's spirits but will only help India's momentum.
To help you enjoy the game a little bit more, we have put up a list of three major ones to watch out for today.
Dengue sickness forced Indian opener Shubman Gill to miss the first two games of the 2023 World Cup, but he displayed some accurate shooting in his 11-ball 16 against Pakistan on Saturday. With those 26 innings, he has played in 1,933 ODIs.
Shubman Gill - Number 2.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 18, 2023
Rohit Sharma - Number 6.
Virat Kohli - Number 9.
India is the only team to have 3 batters in the Top 10 batters ranking in ODIs. pic.twitter.com/Buqu3XRbKz
He is now 67 runs shy of reaching the 2,000-run threshold in ODIs. He would surpass South African superstar Hashim Amla's record of 40 innings to attain that milestone if he does it today in his 37th innings.
Shikhar Dhawan, who played in Gill's opening position, currently holds the record for India, accomplishing the milestone in 48 innings.
During World Cups, Bangladeshi left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman completely transforms into a new bowler. He had been battling ailments and inconsistent form for the previous two years until beginning to peak right before the 2023 competition.
He has taken two wickets thus far in three games, but he appears to be in good rhythm. After just 11 innings, he now has 22 wickets overall throughout all World Cups, putting him within striking reach of the 25-wicket milestone.
Shoriful Islam— DREAM11s STATS (@fantasy1Cricket) October 19, 2023
22 wkts in last 10 ODI match
27 wkts in last 10 1st innings pic.twitter.com/P2YPagg6jN
He will just be the second Bangladeshi to accomplish so after Shakib if he gets there today. Also, the quickest will be the pacer. Shakib played in 23 innings and only reached 25 wickets at the 2019 World Cup, which was his fourth World Cup overall.
Rahman can achieve the 25-wicket plateau in just his second World Cup after a stellar 20 wickets at an average of 24.20 in his debut World Cup in 2019.
After Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, and Ricky Ponting, Virat Kohli will just need 77 runs to pass them as the fourth player to surpass 26,000 runs in international cricket history.
Virat Kohli needs 35 runs to surpass Mahela Jayawardene to become 4th highest run scorer in international cricket. pic.twitter.com/5QwkCjJzVb— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 18, 2023
He would be there the quickest if he did so today, in his 567th innings. Tendulkar attained the milestone on his 600th game.
Ponting and Sangakkara's innings required to get 26,000 runs are not easily available, however all three of them need more than 566 innings to reach even 25,000 runs.
Ponting and Sangakkara took 588 and 608 innings, respectively, whilst Tendulkar played 577 innings and scored 25,000 runs.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav
Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Towhid Hridoy, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman