As the IPL came to an end, we gear up for a rigorous international cricket season where Indian cricket team too will finally be starting their season after a big pandemic break. India’s first assignment in this season is to tour Australia for a full fledged series of 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is and 4 Test matches. The series will begin with the ODI series and the first ODI will be played in Sydney on 27th November. In this article, we take a look at the series preview from the statistical aspect where we will look at the records those will be on stake in the limited overs series.
- 1st ODI : 27th November, Sydney
- 2nd ODI : 29th November, Sydney
- 3rd ODI : 02nd December, Canberra
- 1st T20I : 4th December, Canberra
- 2nd T20I : 6th December, Sydney
- 3rd T20I : 8th December, Sydney
AUS vs IND Statistical Preview
Records Indian players can break
- Virat Kohli needs 133 more runs to complete 12000 ODI runs. He will be the fastest to this landmark in the world.
- Speedster Mohammad Shami needs 6 more wickets to complete 150 ODI wickets. He will be the fastest Indian to reach this feat if he achieves it in this series. He also has a chance to become at least the third quickest in the world.
- Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal currently has 91 wickets in ODIs. If he takes 9 wickets in this series, he will become the fastest Indian to 100 ODI wickets.
- Virat Kohli needs 90 more runs to complete 2000 ODI runs against Australia after Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma. Kohli also needs just one more 100 to have the equal most numbers of centuries against Australia in ODIs. Currently, this record stands with Sachin who has 9 100s.
- In T20Is, Virat Kohli needs 6 more runs to complete 2800 runs, he will continue to be the leading run scorer in this format since the next highest run scorer, Rohit Sharma is not the part of the series.
Records Australian players can break
- Australian captain Aaron Finch needs 17 runs to complete 5000 ODI runs. His opening partner David Warner had reached to this milestone against the same opponent earlier this year.
- Finch also needs just 2 more runs to surpass David Boon and become the 4th highest Australian run scorer against India.
- Steve Smith also needs just 93 more runs to complete 1000 ODI runs against India, Warner needs 162 runs for the same purpose.
- Mitchell Starc needs 4 more wickets to become the highest wicket taker for Australia in T20s, he also needs 5 wickets to complete 50 T20I wickets. Currently Shane Watson is at top with 49 T20I wickets for Australia.
What happened last time?
When India toured Australia to play the limited overs series back in 2018-19, India won the ODI series 2-1 while the T20 series finished 1 all with one game being abandoned due to rain. MS Dhoni was the player of the series in ODIs while Shikhar Dhawan was the player of the series in T20Is. This is the first international series India is going to play since the time Dhoni announced his retirement.
AUS vs IND ODI Squad
Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur
Aaron Finch (Captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Andrew Tye, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), David Warner, Adam Zampa