India vs New Zealand series highlights: Mahendra Singh Dhoni eyes 300 dismissals as keeper

Updated: 19 January 2014 05:43 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is on the cusp of several records as captain-keeper. He is on the verge of slamming 400 fours and a 100 sixes!

India vs New Zealand series highlights: Mahendra Singh Dhoni eyes 300 dismissals as keeper

* Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played eight games against New Zealand as captain. The second game of this series will be his tenth game and he would then become the third Indian captain to lead India in 10 or more games against New Zealand. Others are - Mohammed Azharuddin (25) and Sourav Ganguly (16).


* When Dhoni leads India in the first one-day game on January 19, he would go past Kapil Dev, who had led India against New Zealand in eight games. First ODI game would be Dhoni's ninth game as Indian captain against New Zealand.

* Dhoni, Rahul Dravid and Parthiv Patel are the three Indian wicket-keeper batsmen who have scored two fifties (which are also half centuries) against New Zealand prior to the start of the series. One more fifty for Dhoni would earn him the record of most fifties by an Indian wicket-keeper batsman against New Zealand.

* Dhoni would become the first Indian wicket-keeper batsman if he scores a hundred in the ensuing one day series.

* Dhoni has an aggregate of 299 dismissals (220 caught plus 79 stumpings) prior to the start of the series in one-day games and requires one more for his 300 dismissals. If he affects it, then he would become the first Indian and the fourth wicket-keeper in the history of one day games to aggregate 300 dismissals. Others are Adam Gilchrist (472), Kumar Sangakkara (443) and Mark Boucher (425).

* Dhoni has an aggregate of 79 stumping dismissals prior to the start of the series in one-day games and requires one more for his 80 stumping dismissals. If he effects it, then he would become the first Indian and the second wicket-keeper in the history of one day games to aggregate 80-plus stumping dismissals. Sangakkara is the other wicket-keeper to have effected 80 plus stumping dismissals - to be exact 87.

* Dhoni has effected 13 dismissals against New Zealand in one day games and occupies the joint second place with Kiran More who also has effected 13 dismissals. One more dismissal for Dhoni would be his 14th against New Zealand and he would then occupy the second place amongst the Indian wicket-keepers who have effected most dismissals against New Zealand. Nayan Mongia with 36 dismissals occupies the first place.

* Azharuddin and Dhoni share the second place for most number of catches by an Indian wicket-keeper against New Zealand. Dhoni would occupy the first place amongst the Indian captains who have pouched most catches against New Zealand, if he pouches one catch - which would be his 10th - against New Zealand.

* Dhoni with his ten catches then would become the third captain to pouch ten or more catches against New Zealand in one day games. Others are - Allan Border of Australia (22) and Ricky Ponting (19). Thus Dhoni would become the first wicket-keeper from other nations except Australia to aggregate 10 or more catches against New Zealand.

* Dhoni has effected 196 dismissals as captain wicket-keeper in the annals of one-day games. Four more dismissals would give him 200 dismissals and with it he would become the only captain wicket-keeper in the history of one-day games to effect 200 dismissals.

* Dhoni has effected 74 dismissals as captain wicket-keeper on away soil in the annals of one-day games. One more dismissals would give him 75 dismissals and with it he would become the only captain wicket-keeper in the history of one day games to effect 75 dismissals on away soil.

* Dhoni has scored 399 boundary fours as captain wicket-keeper prior to the start of this series. One more boundary four would give him his 400th boundary four. If he gets it, then he would become the only captain wicket-keeper in the history of one-day games to score 300-plus boundary fours.

* Dhoni has scored 95 boundary sixes as captain wicket-keeper prior to the start of this series. Five more boundary sixes would fetch him his 100th boundary six. If he gets it, then he would become the only captain wicket-keeper in the history of one-day games to score 100-plus boundary sixes.

* Dhoni has scored 24 boundary sixes as captain wicket-keeper prior to the start of this series on away soil. One more boundary six would fetch him his 25th boundary six. If he gets it, then he would become the only captain wicket-keeper in the history of one-day games to score 25-plus boundary sixes on away soil.

* Dhoni has scored 148 boundary fours as captain wicket-keeper prior to the start of this series on away soil. Two more boundary fours would give him his 150 boundary fours. If he gets it, then he would become the only captain wicket-keeper in the history of one-day games to score 150-plus boundary fours on away soil

* Dhoni has scored 37 half centuries as captain prior to the start of the series. Two more half centuries in the ensuing one-day series would give him his 39th half century. If he gets them, he would then occupy the second place in the list of captains who have scored most half centuries in the history of one-day cricket. Ponting, with 51 half centuries, occupies the first place.

* Dhoni has scored 43 fifties as captain prior to the start of the series. Two more half centuries in the ensuing one-day series would give him his 45th fifty. If he gets them, he would then occupy the joint second place in the list of captains who have scored most fifties in the history of one day cricket with Stephen Fleming and Graeme Smith, who have also scored 45 fifties.  Ponting with 73 fifties occupies the first place.

* Dhoni has scored 43 fifties as captain prior to the start of the series. Three more half centuries in the ensuing one-day series would give him his 46th fifty. If he gets them, he would then occupy the second place in the list of captains who have scored most fifties in the history of one-day cricket. Ponting with 73 fifties occupies the first place.

* Dhoni has an aggregate of 7774 run prior to the start of the series as a wicket-keeper batsman. He requires 226 more runs for his 8000 runs. If he gets it, he would then become the third wicket-keeper batsman to amass 8000-plus runs. Others are -Sangakkara (11223) and Adam Gilchrist (9410).

* Dhoni has played 96 ODIs on away soil as wicket-keeper. The fourth one-day game of this series would be his 100th ODI game on away soil. He would then become the third wicket-keeper to appear in 100-plus ODI games on away soil. Others are -Sangakkara (116) and Gilchrist (105).

* Dhoni has scored 24 boundary sixes as captain prior to the start of this series on away soil. One more boundary six would fetch him his 25th boundary six. If he gets it, then he would become the second Indian captain after Ganguly to score 25-plus boundary sixes on away soil.

* Dhoni has scored 24 boundary sixes as captain prior to the start of this series on away soil. One more boundary six would fetch him his 25th boundary six. If he gets it, then he would become the  fifth captain  in the history of one-day games to score 25-plus boundary sixes on away soil. Others are -Ponting (53), Viv Richards (39), Ganguly (38) and Chris Gayle (25).

* Dhoni has scored 148 boundary fours as captain prior to the start of this series on away soil. Two more boundary fours would give him his 150 boundary fours. If he gets it, then he would become the fourth captain the history of one-day games to score 150-plus boundary fours on away soil. Others are - Ponting (352), Smith (225) and Fleming (164).

* Dhoni has scored 18 fifties as captain on away soil. Two more fifties would fetch him his 20th fifty. If he gets them, he would then become the second captain in the annals of one-day games to score 20-plus fifties on away soil. Ponting is the other captain who has scored 31 fifties on away soil.

* Dhoni has scored 17 half centuries as captain on away soil. Three more half centuries would fetch him his 20th half century.  If he gets them, he would then become the second captain in the annals of one-day games to score 20-plus half centuries on away soil. Ponting is the other captain who has scored 24 half centuries on away soil.

* Virat Kohli has played six one-day games against New Zealand. All the six games are on home soil. He would be playing his first one-day game in New Zealand on this tour.

(Compiled by senior cricket statistician HR Gopala Krishna)



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