India and West Indies are scheduled to play 3-match ODI series starting from 15th December. Chennai will host the first one-day International.
There have been a lot of players in both the sides who love playing against each other. Big names like Virat Kohli, Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid had some terrific records not against each other but also against other oppositions as well.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 batsmen with most runs in India-West Indies ODI series:
One of the best batsmen of the current generation, Virat Kohli is the top-scorer in India-West Indies ODIs with 1768 runs. He got two consecutive tons in the last away series against West Indies. Virat Kohli scored 8 centuries in this rivalry and also has the 3rd highest individual score between two sides with 157 in West Indies’ last India tour in 2018. He also has seven half-centuries to his name. His batting average against West Indies is 80.36 and the strike rate is 98.77. Kohli has also hit 180 fours which is also the highest between these sides.
Marlon Samuels enjoys an impressive record against India in limited-format cricket. Even Samuels has troubled India bowlers on Indian ground. He has scored 1139 runs at an average of 34.52 and also has the experience of playing most matches in this rivalry. Samuels last played in 2004 against India where he was the top-scorer of the series. He scored 254 runs in just 3 innings at an average of 127. Samuels scored three hundred and seven half-centuries against India. He has also hit 28 sixes between two sides only behind Gordon Greenidge.
The right-hand batsman from Guyana was an important player during his time. He was also the part of the West Indies squad who won Champions Trophy in 2004. Sarwan loved to play against India. He also had good numbers in Indian conditions. Sarwan has the highest batting average against India by a West Indies player in ODIs. Guyana heartthrob has scored 1136 runs in 24 matches at an average of 66.82. Sarwan also has scored the most number of the 50s (10) in this rivalry.
Universal boss Chris Gayle has a good record against India. Once considered an ultimate threat in ODIs, Gayle is the 4th top run-getter in India-West Indies rivalry. Gayle has scored 1119 runs in 30 matches at an average of 37.30. Gayle has the record of most hundreds by West Indies player against India. He scored 4 hundred including six half-centuries.
Hitman Rohit Sharma completed 1000 runs against West Indies in 2018 at home. Rohit Sharma also has the opportunity to upstage Gayle, Sarwan, and Samuels in this series. Overall, he has scored 1082 runs in 23 matches at an average of 63.65. Rohit Sharma has also hit 26 sixes behind Greenidge, Gayle, and Samuels. Hitman also has the 2nd highest individual score of 162 which was scored in 2018’s home series.