Debashis Sarangi ∙ Mar 17 2023, 5:30 AM

IND vs AUS: Three Batting Landmarks Virat Kohli Eyes To Achieve In Australia ODIs

image-lfc38vjvVirat Kohli is in scintillating form [Source: AP]

After a fighting neck-to-neck in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India and Australia will lock horns with each other in a three-match ODI series starting today. Considering the kind of lineups these teams have, we expect cracking contests throughout the series. 

Meanwhile, legendary Indian batter Virat Kohli will aim at breaching multiple batting milestones during the course of the series, as mentioned below. 

13000 ODI Runs

Regarded as one of the greatest-ever batters, Kohli is only a few runs away from completing 13000 runs in ODI cricket. His prolific outing against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka took his tally to 12809 runs; and if he scores 191 more, he will become only the fifth batter to unlock the milestone after Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara and Ricky Ponting. 

Most ODI runs at home

Besides getting past the 13000-run mark, Kohli can also surpass Ricky Ponting in the list of highest run-getters in ODIs on home soil. Notably, Kohli, who has 5358 runs to his name in home ODIs, needs only 49 more runs to eclipse Ponting's tally of 5406 and occupy the second spot behind the legendary Sachin Tendulkar in the list. 

Most ODI Centuries for India versus Australia

Since reaching the pinnacle of his career, Virat Kohli has constantly been compared with Sachin Tendulkar across formats. However, he has a real chance to break Tendulkar's record for most ODI tons for India against Australia. Notably, Kohli has scored eight ODI hundreds against the Aussies and needs two more to go past Sachin's tally of nine.