Having clinched the T20I series 2-1, India are now gearing up for the three-match ODI series, which will kick-off with the first game to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. Under pressure having lost the second T20I badly, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and skipper Virat Kohli combined to lead India to an impressive win in the decider at Mumbai. As such, the hosts will go into the ODIs high on confidence.
Here’s a look at all the key numbers pertaining to India vs West Indies ODIs.
India and West Indies have faced each other in a total of 130 matches, and share an equal win-loss record. Both teams have won 62 games and lost as many. While two matches have been tied, four games produced no result. While West Indies were dominant from the ‘70s to the early ‘90s, India have been the superior team over the last two decades.
Highest and lowest team totals
India’s 418 for 5 at Indore on December 8, 2011 is the highest team total in India vs West Indies ODIs. As for West Indies, their highest total against India in ODIs is 333 for 8 at Jamshedpur on December 7, 1983.
India’s 100 all out in the Hero Cup game at Ahmedabad on November 16, 1993 is the lowest team score in India-West Indies matches. Windies’ 104 at Thiruvananthapuram on November 1, 2018 is the lowest for them against India.
Not surprisingly, Kohli has scored the most number of runs in India-West Indies ODIs. In 36 matches, the Indian captain has amassed 2,146 runs at an average of 76.64. For West Indies, Desmond Haynes has the most runs. He scored 1,357 runs in 36 matches at an average of 42.40.
Highest individual scores
Virender Sehwag’s blazing 219 from 149 balls at Indore on December 8, 2011 is the highest individual score in India vs West Indies one-dayers. Sehwag smashed 25 fours and seven sixes in the memorable innings. For West Indies, Haynes’ 152 not out from 126 deliveries is the highest individual score. The Windies legend hit 12 fours and six sixes in the innings played at Georgetown on March 21, 1989.
Again, Indian captain Kohli dominates the list. He has nine hundreds to his name in 36 games. Kohli’s best of 157 not out came in the memorable tied encounter at Visakhapatnam on October 24, 2018. For the Windies, Chris Gayle has the most centuries — four. His best score against India came at Ahmedabad on November 15, 2002, when he smashed 140 from 127 balls. Courtesy Rahul Dravid’s hundred though India won the match by five wickets.
West Indies legend Courtney Walsh holds the record for most wickets in India vs Windies contests. In 38 games, he picked up 44 wickets at an average of 24.15 and a strike rate of 44.7. Walsh had an amazing economy rate of 3.24.
For India, all-rounder and former captain Kapil Dev picked up most wickets. In 42 games, Dev claimed 43 wickets while averaging 28.88 at a strike rate of 47.7. He too had an impressive economy rate of 3.62.
Best bowling figures in an innings
Anil Kumble’s sensational 6 for 12 in the Hero Cup final on November 27, 1993 at Kolkata is the best bowling performance in India-West Indies ODIs. For the Windies, former pacer Patrick Patterson registered 6 for 29 in the team’s 10-run win over India at Nagpur on December 8, 1987.