[caption id="attachment_644132" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Dhoni.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-644132" alt="MS Dhoni is all set to appear in his 300th ODI for India (Image courtesy: AFP)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Dhoni.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> MS Dhoni is all set to appear in his 300th ODI for India (Image courtesy: AFP)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><b>The iconic Eden Gardens: </b>India s most boisterous yet iconic ground gears up for its <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/australia-in-india-2017-200780/live-scores/india-vs-australia-2nd-odi-match-184282-summary.html" target="_blank">30th ODI</a>. It has also hosted 40 Tests and 6 T20Is. <p></p> <p></p><b>13th bilateral tie at Eden Gardens: </b>This will be the 13th bilateral series game at Eden Gardens. The first one was played in February 1987; Pakistan beat India by 2 wickets. The last ODI played here was in January 2017; England beat India by 5 runs. <p></p> <p></p><b>Australia s Eden Affair: </b>India have won 11 of 20 matches they have played at Eden Gardens, losing 8. Australia have played 2 ODIs, winning both; their first victory at this venue came in the 1987 World Cup final, the very first time they won the flagship tournament. <p></p> <p></p><b>Only India-Australia encounter at Eden: </b>Prior to this, the only India-Australia ODI played here was in November 2003. It was the final of a tri-series, which involved New Zealand as the third team. <p></p> <p></p>The local boy Sourav Ganguly was injured for the final. Australia put up 235 for 5 in their 50 overs, and went on to beat the Rahul Dravid-led India by 37 runs. <p></p> <p></p>So, Australia have won two finals here! Some solace for 0-1 trailing Australians. <p></p> <p></p><b>Smith s century: </b>Australian captain Steven Smith is set to play his 100th ODI. He will be the 27th Australian to achieve this. Ricky Ponting, with 374 ODIs, leads the list. <p></p> <p></p><b>Faulkner eyes century: </b>James Faulkner already has an ODI hundred against India. If he gets a four-for at Kolkata, he will be the 17th Australian bowler to have claimed 100 ODI wickets. Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath top the list with 380 and 381 wickets respectively. <p></p> <p></p><b>Dhoni s triple-century for India: </b>A few weeks back <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ms-dhoni" target="_blank">MS Dhoni</a> became the sixth Indian cricketer to play in 300 ODIs. He is now set to play 300 ODIs for India. He has appeared in 3 ODIs for Asia XI. <p></p> <p></p><b>Kohli eyes Yuvi s slot: </b>When <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a> will reach 23, he will be the sixth highest run-scorer for India in ODIs. He will surpass Yuvraj Singh s tally of 8,609 runs. <p></p> <p></p><b>Kohli eyes Yuvi s slot, again: </b>Kohli needs 2 more catches to surpass Yuvraj, to grab the eighth spot in all-time ODI list for India. <p></p> <p></p><b>Shami's chance for impossible: </b>When it comes to Kolkata, emotions take precedence over logic. Local boy, Mohammed Shami, if he gets a game will have plenty of support. If he gets a 9-for, he will be the 18th Indian bowler to the 100-wicket mark in ODIs. That s too far-fetched. Even if he gets a 4-for, here's his chance to topple Virender Sehwag and land on the 18th spot (most wickets for India in ODIs). <p></p> <p></p><b>India s chance to topple South Africa: </b>If India win this series, they have a chance to grab the top spot in ICC ODI Rankings. In that case, they will have toppled South Africa. <p></p> <p></p>But here s another chance for India, record-wise. India and Australia in recent times have locked horns in high-scoring contests: if India get another score of 350 or more, they will have toppled South Africa, to be the side with most 350-plus scores in ODIs; currently, India and South Africa are tied at 24.