AFP
AFP

1 ODI India have played at Pallekele International Stadium. In their only match at the ground they had beaten Sri Lanka by 20 runs, in 2012.

45 runs needed by India s skipper Virat Kohli from becoming the leading ODI run-getter in 2017. Kohli, who averages 96.12 with 2 tons and 6 fifties in the year, is at 3rd place behind Faf du Plessis (814) and Joe Root (785). England aren t slated to play an ODI until September 19 whereas South Africa won t turn up in the 50-over format before mid-October. Hence, Kohli has a chance to take a mammoth lead.

2 wickets needed by Lasith Malinga from becoming the 4th Sri Lankan (2nd pacer from his country) to reach 300 ODI wickets. After a forgettable 1st ODI, Malinga would like to lead from the front on Thursday. The Sri Lankans on the list of 300-wicket-takers are Muttiah Muralitharan (534), Chaminda Vaas (400) and Sanath Jayasuriya (323).

99 ODIs for Chamara Kapugedara till now. If he plays tomorrow he will become the 27th Sri Lankan to play 100 ODIs. He will definitely want to that batting average of 20.80.

58 highest individual score by a member of the current Indian squad at Pallekele, by MS Dhoni. Gautam Gambhir s 88 remains the highest score by an Indian in an ODI on this ground.

4 Dhoni is just a stroke away from amassing 9,500 runs in the format (including his knock for Asia XI). His tally currently stands at 9,496 (9,322 for India).

7.4 Rohit Sharma s average against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in his last 10 innings. With scores of 4, 0, 11, 5, 5, 0, 0, 4, 4, 4, India s limited-overs vice-captain needs a big innings in the subcontinent. Will he deliver at Pallekele?

23 innings in excess of 350 for India so far in ODIs. The list is topped by South Africa (24). If India surpass the 350-run mark in the 2nd ODI, they will join South Africa on top.

Jai-Veeru India s opening duo, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit, are on the verge of slamming 6,000 and 8,000 runs across formats respectively. While Rohit needs only 13 runs to achieve this feat, in-form Dhawan is 18 away from the 6,000-run mark. Both men have scored the bulk of their runs in ODIs.

1 win needed by Kohli to surpass Tendulkar s ODI victories tally as captain. Kohli is currently at par with Sachin (23). While Sachin registered his 23 victories from 73 ODIs, Kohli has 23 wins from 31. The duo are currently behind Dhoni (74 wins), Mohammad Azharuddin (90), Sourav Ganguly (76), Rahul Dravid (42) and Kapil Dev (39).

726 Kohli s average in successful ODI chases over the last year. The run reads 85*, 154*, 122, 76*, 96*, 111* and 82*.