Can MS Dhoni achieve this feat this year?    IANS
Can MS Dhoni achieve this feat this year? IANS

102 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.

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.

5 India s win-loss ratio (5 wins, 1 defeat) at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, their third-best at any ground with a 5-ODI cut-off. India have won all 5 matches at Holkar Stadium, Indore, and won 6 and lost 1 at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad. India have beaten Sri Lanka once in Visakhapatnam, by 7 wickets in 2006-07.

79 last innings total at the ground (by New Zealand, last year), which is also the lowest in its history. In fact, every single other team score at the ground has been in excess of 250.

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

54 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.

97 needed by Danushka Gunathilaka to reach the 1,000-run mark. He will become the 32nd Sri Lankan and 360th overall to the landmark.

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

1 hundred needed by Rohit Sharma to score most ODI tons in 2017. Rohit is tied on 6 hundreds with Virat Kohli.

3 catches needed by Shikhar Dhawan to top the list among non-wicketkeepers in 2017. Dhawan has currently held 10 catches.

3 opening pairs have more hundred-run stands in ODIs than Rohit and Dhawan s 12. Only Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly (21), Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden (16), and Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes (15) have more. Rohit and Dhawan are currently tied with Virender Sehwag and Tendulkar.