IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan 6 Runs Away From Emulating Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly's ODI Milestone

Updated - 12 Jul 2022, 01:18 PM

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: Twitter)

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One of India’s most productive opening combinations in short overs cricket is Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, who are anticipated to start the first ODI against England on Tuesday. Due in major part to Dhawan losing his spot in the T20I team and India playing fewer ODIs, the two haven’t recently frequently played together. 

The two formed a fearsome top three with a rampaging Virat Kohli at No. 3 and were among the best openers in limited-overs cricket for the greater part of a decade. In one-day international matches, Rohit and Dhawan are India’s second-most successful opening pair, after only batting legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.

Indian Opener Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credits: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma And Shikhar Dhawan About To Become Second Indian Duo To Reach 5000 Runs In ODI’s

Also, Rohit and Dhawan need just six more runs to pass the Second Indian opening duo to reach 5000 runs. Dhawan and Rohit have amassed 4994 runs in 111 innings, compared to Ganguly and Tendulkar’s 6609 runs in 136 innings.

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Additionally, they would pass the famed West Indies opening duo of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes (5150 runs in 102 innings), Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden to become the fourth player to reach the milestone overall (5472 runs in 114 innings). 

The only openers with more century stands than Rohit and Dhawan are Ganguly and Tendulkar. Additionally, they have the most successful opening pair in the annals of ODI cricket. 

Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar
Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit: Getty)

Tuesday’s opening ODI in a three-match series pits India against England. On Wednesday, the Oval will host the first game; on Thursday, the Lord’s will host the second. Sunday sees Old Trafford in Manchester host the series’ conclusion. Additionally, it concludes India’s tour of England, which began with the fifth Test at Edgbaston that was postponed. 

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