Published on January 22nd, 2017 | by Bhaskar Ganekar0
India v England 2017 – Kohli, Morgan edging towards a milestone
Both the captains, Virat Kolhi and Eoin Morgan impressed with their knocks in previous games, while Kolkata’s Eden Garden has been a bit unlucky for visitors.
4 350-plus totals so far in this series, joint second most in a bilateral series. Highest is 5 in a 7 match India-Australia series in 2013. Another instance of four such totals was during the New Zealand-England series in 2015.
20 Runs needed for Virat Kohli to complete 1000 ODI runs as an Indian captain. He has 980 runs in 16 innings of 19 matches he played with massive average of 70. If he does so, will be 7th Indian captain to complete 1000 ODI runs.
0 ODIs England have won at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. They played 3 matches here, but still waiting to taste a win. They lost to Australia (1987 World Cup Final), to India (2002 and 2011). Their last visit to this venue ended in defeat, World T20 final against Australia last year.
11-7 India’s win/loss ratio at Eden Gardens in 19 games, one game washed out by rain.
17 Runs required for Eoin Morgan to overtake Kevin Pietersen (4422) for highest run-scorer for England in ODI. During his knock of 104 in Cuttack in the previous game, he went past Marcus Trescothick. Overall, he has 5150 ODI runs; 744 for Ireland.