The Indian team will be playing its 1000th ODI when it takes on the West Indies for the first fixture of the three-match series at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on February 6, 2022. The other two matches will be played in Jaipur and Kolkata.
Currently, the Indian team has played 996 ODIs and they will become the first team to reach this landmark at the Narendra Modi Stadium – the world’s largest cricket venue. Australia is standing at second place in the list with 958 ODIs, followed by Pakistan – which has featured in 936 ODIs.
India last played a three-match ODI series in Sri Lanka in July and they will be locking horns with South Africa in January next year for a three-match ODI series before heading to Ahmedabad for the landmark match. According to The Cricketer, the first ODI against South Africa at the Boland Park in Paarl was expected to be India’s 1000th fixture. But with the postponement of the ODI tour to New Zealand later this year, Ahmedabad will now be hosting the mega match.
As per teh quotes in Sports star, Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) joint secretary Anil Patel said, “It is a matter of great pride for us to be hosting the landmark match. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is the largest in the world, and hosting India’s 1000th ODI match will add another feather in the cap.”
The GCA will be taking the final call on planning for the milestone match after the T20 World Cup. The office-bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are currently in the United Arab Emirates for the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the T20 World Cup, so the planning will be done once they return to the country.
So far, India has a winning percentage of 54.71 in ODIs – with 518 wins, 428 losses, nine tied games, and 41 matches ending with no result – and they are standing at a third place only after South Africa (634 matches; 63.57 per cent) and Australia (63.36). In 2016, India featured in its 500th Test against New Zealand at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.