India would want another gritty knock from MS Dhoni at Mohali    AFP
India would want another gritty knock from MS Dhoni at Mohali AFP

2 series defeats in bilateral series for India at home since 2009, 1-2 against Pakistan in 2012-13 and 2-3 against South Africa in 2015-16. During this phase they have won 15 series. On the other hand, Sri Lanka have not won a bilateral series against a Test-playing nation away from home since 2014, when they beat England 3-2.

2014 was when India last beat Sri Lanka in an ODI outside Sri Lanka. Since then they have met twice (at The Oval and Dharamshala this year) and Sri Lanka have won both. In the interim period Sri Lanka have been whitewashed 0-5 at home by India earlier this year.

3 ODIs for Sri Lanka at Mohali, of which they have won 2 and lost 1. Their win-loss ratio of 2 at Mohali is their best for any Indian ground where they have played 3 or more matches. However, while they have beaten Pakistan and Bangladesh, their only defeat had come against India. India, on the other hand, have played 14 ODIs here, winning 9 and losing 5.

109 runs needed by MS Dhoni to reach 10,000 ODI runs. He will become the 4th Indian (after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid) and 12th cricketer overall to the landmark. Dhoni will also become the second to the mark while playing as a wicketkeeper, after Kumar Sangakkara (13,341). Of Dhoni s runs, 174 have come for Asia XI.

11 runs needed by Dhoni (356) to go past Tendulkar s tally of 366 and become the highest run-getter at Mohali. Dhoni s 139* (against Australia in 2013-14) is also one of only 2 ODI hundreds at the ground.

130 runs needed by Shikhar Dhawan to reach the 4,000-run mark. He will become the 15th Indian and 106th overall to the landmark.

63 runs needed by Angelo Mathews to reach the 5,000-run mark. He will become the 10th Sri Lankan and 82nd overall to the landmark. He will also become the 4th Sri Lankan (after Sanath Jayasuriya, Tillakaratne Dilshan, and Aravinda de Silva) and 22nd overall to the 5,000 run-100 wicket double.

75 runs needed by Lahiru Thirimanne to reach the 3,000-run mark. He will become the 16th Sri Lankan and 146th overall to the landmark.

21 runs needed by Niroshan Dickwella and 113 needed by Danushka Gunathilaka to reach the 1,000-run mark. He will become the 16th Sri Lankan and 146th overall to the landmark. Whoever does it first will become the 31st Sri Lankan and 359th overall to the landmark.

6 wickets needed by Suranga Lakmal to reach 100 ODI wickets. He will become the 17th Sri Lankan and 132nd overall to reach the landmark.