Believe it or not, the last time the West Indies managed to beat India in a bilateral ODI series was 17 years ago – in 2006, at home.

Rohit Sharma and co. have the chance now to extend India’s incredible dominance against the once mighty Windies to 13 straight bilateral ODI series wins.
The 3 match ODI series begins on Thursday, with the first two games scheduled in Barbados and the third in Trinidad.

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Ahead of the ODI series, where once again Team India go in as overwhelming favourites, here takes a look at some of the most interesting historical statistics from the India vs West Indies ODI rivalry that began way back in 1979 at the ODI World Cup:
# India have won twelve bilateral series (seven in India and five in the Caribbean) in succession against West Indies between January 2007 and July 2022 in ODIs.
# The last time West Indies had won a bilateral ODI series against India was way back in 2006 by 4-1 in the Caribbean.
# Of the last ten result-oriented matches played between the two teams in the West Indies, India have won nine and lost one.
# India have won 18 out of the last 24 ODIs played against WI between 2015 and 2022 losing three. (Tied 1 and NR 2)

(Rohit Sharma and Alzarri Joseph – Agency Photos)
# The last eight ODIs between the two teams have resulted in Indian wins – by 107 runs at Visakhapatnam on December 18, 2019; by 4 wickets at Cuttack on December 22, 2019; by 6 wickets on February 6, by 44 runs on February 9 & by 96 runs on February 11 – all three at Ahmedabad in 2022; by 3 runs on July 22; by 2 wickets on July 24 & by 119 runs on July 26 – all three at Port of Spain in 2022.
# India have won 70 matches and lost 63 out of 139 ODIs contested against the West Indies. (Tied 2 & NR 4). As against a success % of 50.35 enjoyed by India, West Indies’ success % is 45.32.
# In the Caribbean, the two teams have contested 42 matches against each other. India have won 19 and lost 20 (NR 3).
# Two tied ODIs between the two teams have been contested. The first tied ODI match was played at Perth on Dec 6, 1991. India, batting first, scored 126. West Indies responded with 126. Then in Visakhapatnam on Oct.24, 2018, the scores in the tied game were India (321/6) and West Indies (321/7).

# India won by 224 runs at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on October 29, 2018 – their biggest in terms of runs against the West Indies in ODIs.
# The aforesaid win remains their second biggest in terms of runs against a big name opponent behind the 317-run win over Sri Lanka at Thiruvananthapuram on January 15,2023.
# Six hundreds (3 by Kohli, 2 by Rohit and 1 by Ambati Rayudu) were scored in the 2018-19 series against West Indies in India – the joint-most for India in a bilateral series.
# Two other bilateral series featuring six centuries for India were recorded – both times against Australia in 2013-14 in India and in 2015-16 in Australia.
# Virat Kohli remains the only batsman to manage 2,000-plus runs in ODIs involving India and the West Indies in ODIs.


(Shimron Hetmyer and Yuzvendra Chahal – Agency Photos)
# Kohli’s tally vs WI being 2261 at an average of 66.50, including 9 hundreds and 11 fifties, in 41 innings.
# Desmond Haynes, with 1357 runs at an average of 42.40, including two hundreds and nine fifties, in 36 innings, is the top run-getter for the West Indies vs India in ODIs.
# Virender Sehwag’s career-best innings of 219 off 149 balls at Indore on December 8, 2011 is the only double century in ODIs involving India and the West Indies.
# Desmond Haynes’ 152 not out off 126 balls at Georgetown on March 21, 1989 remains the highest individual score by a West Indian batsman against India in ODIs.
# The top four wicket-takers in ODIs involving India and the West Indies are – Courtney Walsh (WI) – 44, Kapil Dev 43, Anil Kumble 41 and Ravindra Jadeja 41.

# Anil Kumble’s career-best bowling figures of 6 for 12 at Kolkata on November 27, 1993, remain the best by an Indian bowler against the West Indies in ODIs.
# Patrick Patterson’s career-best figures of 6 for 29 at Nagpur on December 8, 1987 are the best by a West Indian bowler vs India in ODIs.
# Patterson had taken 4 for 29 at Gwalior on 221-1988 to become the only WI bowler to produce a five-wicket haul apart from a four-wicket haul in the same bilateral series.
# Vivian Richards had captured six for 41 against India in Delhi on 23-10-1989. He remains the only West Indian captain to bag six wickets in an ODI innings vs India.
# Dwayne Bravo, with a career-best 6 for 43 against Zimbabwe at St.George’s on February 24, 2013, became the second West Indian captain to produce a six-wicket haul in ODIs.

# Chris Gayle had scored 455 runs (ave 65.00), in seven innings, in India in 2002-03, the highest by a West Indian batsman in a bilateral series against India.
# Virat Kohli had totalled 453 runs at an average of 151.00 in five innings, in 2018-19, the most by an Indian batsman in a bilateral series.
# Virat Kohli remains the only batsman in the world to hit four hundreds in successive innings against the West Indies in ODIs.
# Kohli’s consecutive hundreds being 111 not out at Kingston on 6-7-2017; 140 at Guwahati on 21-10-2018; 157 not out at Visakhapatnam on 24-10-2018 and 107 at Pune on 27-10-2018.
# In four consecutive innings combined vs the West Indies, Kohli had scored 515 runs overall at an average of
257.50, including four centuries.


Shubman Gill and Oshane Thomas (Agency Photos)
# Chris Gayle (3 in 2002-03) and Virat Kohli (3 in 2018-19) are the only two batsmen to manage three hundreds in a bilateral series involving India and the West Indies.
# Patrick Patterson had captured 17 wickets at 11.58 runs apiece in six matches in 1987-88 – the most on either side in a bilateral series.
# Patterson’s above tally is a record by a West Indian bowler against any opponent in a bilateral ODI series.
# Patterson’s tally of 17 wickets is a record for any bowler in an ODI series against India.
# Vivian Richards had won 18 out of 20 matches as captain (lost two) – success % of 90.00, the most by any captain on either side in ODIs involving India and the West Indies.

# Rohit and Kohli were involved in a second-wicket stand of 246 at Guwahati on October 21, 2018 – the highest stand for any wicket in ODIs involving India and the West Indies.
# Rohit remains the only player to be involved in three double century stands in ODIs involving India and the West Indies.
# Rohit’s two other double stands are 227 (1st wkt) with Lokesh Rahul at Visakhapatnam on 18-12-2019 and 211 with Ambati Rayudu for the third wicket at Mumbai on 29-10-2018.
# Kuldeep Yadav had produced a hat-trick against the West Indies at Visakhapatnam on December 18, 2019 – the last bowler to achieve the feat in ODIs.
# As Kuldeep had taken a hat-trick against Australia at Kolkata on September 21, 2017, he remains the only Indian bowler to produce two hat-tricks in ODIs.


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# In the Visakhapatnam ODI on 18-12-2019, both captains – Kohli and Pollard registered golden ducks – the first ever instance in the history of ODIs.
# Vivian Richards took eight catches in five matches in 1988-89 – the most by a fielder on either side in a series involving India and the West Indies.
# Vivian Richards took 26 catches in 31 matches – the most by a fielder on either side in ODIs involving India and the West Indies.
# Virat Kohli took 23 catches in 42 matches – the most by an Indian fielder vs the West Indies in ODIs.
# The narrowest win in ODIs between the two teams has been recorded by the West Indies – by 1 run at Kingston on May 20,2006.
# India’s three-run victory at Port of Spain on July 22, 2022 remains their narrowest vs the West Indies.
# At Port of Spain on March 9, 1989, Kapil Dev’s figures were – 7-4-4-0. His economy rate of 0.57 remains the best in ODIs involving India and West Indies.
# For W.Indies, Mervyn Dillon’s economy rate of 1.00 (8-2-8-2) at Toronto on September 12, 1999, remains the best vs India.
(Stats Courtesy: Rajesh Kumar)

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