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Why England will fear Dhoni and Kohli

Last updated on: January 13, 2017 11:25 IST

India and England will play three ODI games beginning Sunday.
Rajneesh Gupta surveys the career figures of the players who will head to battle in Pune.

Virat Kohli, left, with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Together, the Indian stars have scored over 16,000 ODI runs. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

IMAGE: Virat Kohli, left, has the highest score against England in the current ODI Indian team.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, of course, has the highest ODI aggregate against England.
Together, the Indian stars have scored over 16,000 ODI runs in their careers.
Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

 

India: Batting & Fielding

 MatchesInnsNot OutRunsHsAvg100500SRCt/St
Virat Kohli, Captain 176 168 25 7,570 183 52.94 26 38 10 90.43 85
Ravichandran Ashwin 102 58 18 658 65 16.45 0 1 6 86.58 30
Jasprit Bumrah 8 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 1 0.00 2
Shikhar Dhawan 74 73 3 3078 137 43.97 9 17 2 90.26 34
M S Dhoni 283 246 67 9,110 183* 50.89 9 61 8 88.80 267/92
Ravindra Jadeja 126 87 30 1,849 87 32.44 0 10 5 84.89 43
Kedar Jadhav 12 8 3 236 105* 47.20 1 0 1 105.36 7
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 57 30 8 207 31 9.41 0 0 6 74.19 17
Amit Mishra 36 11 3 43 14 5.38 0 0 2 52.44 5
Manish Pandey 12 9 3 261 104* 43.50 1 1 1 96.31 2
Hardik Pandya 4 2 0 45 36 22.50 0 0 0 100.00 2
Ajinkya Rahane 72 70 2 2,236 111 32.88 2 16 6 78.98 42
Lokesh Rahul 3 3 2 196 100* 196.00 1 1 0 83.40 3
Umesh Yadav 62 21 13 77 18* 9.63 0 0 2 59.69 17
Yuvraj Singh 293 268 39 8329 139 36.37 13 51 18 87.24 93

 Leg-spinner Amit Mishra was the Man of the Series in the last ODI series India played against New Zealand, October 2016. Photograph: BCCI

IMAGE: Leg-spinner Amit Mishra was the Man of the Series in the last ODI series India played against New Zealand, October 2016. Photograph: BCCI

 

India: Bowling

 MatchesBallsMaidensRunsWktsBestAvgSRRuns Per Over4W
Virat Kohli 176 611 1 636 4 1/15 159.00 152.75 6.25 0
Ravichandran Ashwin 102 5,571 34 4,507 142 4/25 31.74 39.23 4.85 1
Jasprit Bumrah 8 411 4 249 17 4/22 14.65 24.18 3.64 2
Shikhar Dhawan 74 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
M S Dhoni 283 36 0 31 1 1/14 31.00 36.00 5.17 0
Ravindra Jadeja 126 6,254 44 5,080 147 5/36 34.56 42.54 4.87 6
Kedar Jadhav 12 108 0 73 6 3/29 12.17 18.00 4.06 0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 57 2,819 44 2,298 60 4/8 38.30 46.98 4.89 2
Amit Mishra 36 1,917 19 1,511 64 6/48 23.61 29.95 4.73 4
Manish Pandey 12 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Hardik Pandya 4 156 0 141 4 3/31 35.25 39.00 5.42 0
Ajinkya Rahane 72 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Lokesh Rahul 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Umesh Yadav 62 2,915 20 2,902 87 4/31 33.36 33.51 5.97 3
Yuvraj Singh 293 4,988 18 4,238 111 5/31 38.18 44.94 5.10 3

Note: The figures include performances for multinational teams.

 Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin and Suresh Raina celebrate Ben Stokes' dismissal in an ODI at Trent Bridge, September 2014. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin and Suresh Raina celebrate Ben Stokes' dismissal in an ODI at Trent Bridge, September 2014. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

 

Indiavs England: Batting & Fielding

 MatchesInningsNORunsHighest ScoreAvg100500SRCt/St
Virat Kohli 23 23 4 736 112* 38.74 2 3 3 85.98 11
Ravichandran Ashwin 20 12 4 112 36* 14.00 0 0 1 121.74 7
Shikhar Dhawan 7 7 1 225 97* 37.50 0 1 0 85.23 1
M S Dhoni 41 38 10 1,260 96 45.00 0 10 1 87.62 34/14
Ravindra Jadeja 19 15 7 426 87 53.25 0 3 1 102.16 8
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 11 5 2 58 31 19.33 0 0 0 105.45 2
Ajinkya Rahane 19 19 0 689 106 36.26 1 3 3 78.83 5
Umesh Yadav 6 2 2 0 0* - 0 0 0 0.00 1
Yuvraj Singh 34 33 6 1,313 138* 48.63 3 7 2 100.77 15

 

India vs England: Bowling

 

 MatchesBallsMaidensRunsWktsBestAvgSRRuns Per Over4W
Virat Kohli 23 150 0 138 2 1/20 69.00 75.00 5.52 0
Ravichandran Ashwin 20 986 3 792 32 3/28 24.75 30.81 4.82 0
Shikhar Dhawan 7 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
M S Dhoni 41 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Ravindra Jadeja 19 921 3 741 33 4/28 22.45 27.91 4.83 2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 11 492 10 367 9 3/29 40.78 54.67 4.48 0
Ajinkya Rahane 19 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Umesh Yadav 6 224 0 251 6 2/32 41.83 37.33 6.72 0
Yuvraj Singh 34 822 3 716 18 4/28 39.78 45.67 5.23 1

 

England's batting will revolve around Joe Root, one of the world's finest batsmen. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

IMAGE: England's batting will revolve around Joe Root, one of the world's finest batsmen. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

 

England: Batting & Fielding

CareerMatchesInningsNot OutRunsHighest ScoreAvg100500SRCt/St
Eoin Morgan, Captain 170 159 24 5,020 124* 37.19 8 31 12 87.29 68
Moeen Ali 46 42 6 942 128 26.17 2 3 1 97.01 17
Jonny Bairstow 22 18 3 458 83* 30.53 0 2 1 86.58 15/2
Jake Ball 3 1 0 28 28 28.00 0 0 0 127.27 0
Sam Billings 6 5 0 152 62 30.40 0 1 0 110.95 1
Jos Buttler 81 69 12 2,217 129 38.89 4 12 7 120.29 101/12
Liam Dawson 1 1 0 10 10 10.00 0 0 0 76.92 0
Alex Hales 38 36 1 1,322 171 37.77 4 6 3 94.50 10
Liam Plunkett 44 32 12 445 56 22.25 0 1 2 99.11 15
Adil Rashid 37 18 6 327 69 27.25 0 1 1 106.51 10
Joe Root 78 73 7 3,017 125 45.71 8 17 3 85.52 35
Jason Roy 32 31 2 1,109 162 38.24 3 5 3 103.74 8
Ben Stokes 47 41 4 1,034 101 27.95 1 6 5 94.43 21
David Willey 22 12 5 84 13* 12.00 0 0 1 63.64 11
Chris Woakes 55 41 12 665 95* 22.93 0 1 5 84.28 26

 The dangerous Chris Woakes dismisses Shikhar Dhawan during the 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge, September 2014. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

IMAGE: The dangerous Chris Woakes dismisses Shikhar Dhawan during the 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge, September 2014. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

 

England: Bowling

CareerMatchesBallsMaidensRunsWktsBestAvgSRRuns Per Over4W
Eoin Morgan 170 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Moeen Ali 46 2,296 5 1907 43 3/32 44.35 53.40 4.98 0
Jonny Bairstow 22 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Jake Ball 3 155 0 139 7 5/51 19.86 22.14 5.38 1
Sam Billings 6 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Jos Buttler 81 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Liam Dawson 1 48 0 70 2 2/70 35.00 24.00 8.75 0
Alex Hales 38 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Liam Plunkett 44 2143 7 2,093 60 3/24 34.88 35.72 5.86 0
Adil Rashid 37 1922 2 1,794 51 4/43 35.18 37.69 5.60 4
Joe Root 78 888 2 855 13 2/15 65.77 68.31 5.78 0
Jason Roy 32 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Ben Stokes 47 1,472 3 1,474 39 5/61 37.79 37.74 6.01 2
David Willey 22 1,042 13 961 29 4/34 33.14 35.93 5.53 1
Chris Woakes 55 2,646 19 2,503 72 6/45 34.76 36.75 5.68 7

Note: The figures include performances for multinational teams.

 What a catch! M S Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin ensnare Eoin Morgan in the Trent Bridge ODI against England, September 2014. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

IMAGE: What a catch! M S Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin ensnare Eoin Morgan in the Trent Bridge ODI against England, September 2014. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

 

England vs India: Batting & Fielding

 MatchesInnsNot OutRunsHighest ScoreAvg100500SRCt/St
Eoin Morgan 13 11 1 213 41 21.30 0 0 1 67.83 6
Moeen Ali 4 4 0 101 67 25.25 0 1 0 97.12 1
Jonny Bairstow 6 5 1 90 41* 22.50 0 0 0 87.38 3
Jos Buttler 9 7 0 185 67 26.43 0 1 1 84.47 12/2
Alex Hales 4 4 0 92 42 23.00 0 0 0 68.66 1
Liam Plunkett 5 5 0 42 18 8.40 0 0 1 56.76 2
Joe Root 12 10 1 336 113 37.33 1 1 0 81.55 4
Ben Stokes 7 5 1 85 33* 21.25 0 0 0 84.16 3
Chris Woakes 8 6 1 58 20 11.60 0 0 1 65.17 3

 

England vs India: Bowling

 MatchesBallsMaidensRunsWktsBestAvgSRRuns Per Over4W
Eoin Morgan 13 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Moeen Ali 4 204 0 140 5 2/34 28.00 40.80 4.12 0
Jonny Bairstow 6 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Jos Buttler 9 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Alex Hales 4 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0
Liam Plunkett 5 228 5 172 6 2/22 28.67 38.00 4.53 0
Joe Root 12 168 0 155 0 0/5 - - 5.54 0
Ben Stokes 7 120 0 132 4 3/47 33.00 30.00 6.60 0
Chris Woakes 8 397 5 383 9 4/52 42.56 44.11 5.79 1

Rajneesh Gupta