The ODI series between India and Australia is starting from 17 March. ODI World Cup is to be held in India at the end of this year, in such a situation, both the teams will be seen putting their full strength in this series. After winning the Border-Gavaskar Test series, the spirits of the Indian team are high, so now it is eyeing to win the ODI series as well.
However, it is not going to be easy for Team India. Because Australia’s record in India is also much better. In such a situation, the Indian team will have to survive in front of Australia on every front. Because the Kangaroo team had defeated India in the ODI series at its home in 2019.
If you look at the statistics, there have been a total of 143 matches in ODIs between India and Australia so far, out of which Australia has won 80, while India has won 53 matches. On the other hand, if we look at the record of ODI matches held in India, then out of total 64 matches Australia has won 30 and India has won 29 matches.
India vs Australia ODIs: Head-to-Head
– India (1980-2020) – 143 matches, 53 wins, 80 losses, 10 draws
– Australia (1980-2020) – 143 matches, 80 wins, 53 losses, 10 draws
India vs Australia ODIs: Head-to-head (in India)
– India (1984-2020) – 64 matches, won 29, lost 30, 5 drawn
– Australia (1984-2020) – 64 matches, 30 wins, 29 losses, 5 draws
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When India was defeated at home by Australia
It is not too old when Australia defeated Team India in India itself. Australia defeated India 3-2 in the ODI series of the year 2018/19. After winning the first two matches of the series, Team India faltered here and Australia won the series by winning the last three matches.
In that series, Usman Khawaja scored 2 centuries for Australia and was the top scorer by scoring 383 runs in 5 matches. For India, Virat Kohli had scored 310 runs in 5 matches, including 2 centuries.
These are the big difficulties in the ODI series
In the Test series, such pitches were prepared, on which the ball used to turn a lot. In such a situation, the Indian team was benefited, but this will rarely happen in the ODI series. Because to make the match exciting in ODIs, a batsman-friendly pitch can be prepared here, where spinners will not get that much turn. In such a situation, the Indian team will have to compete tough with Australia.
Apart from these, Captain Rohit Sharma will not be available in the first match, he will join Team India in the second-third ODI. Star batsman Shreyas Iyer has also been injured just before the ODI series and he is out of the series. In such a situation, Team India will have to choose a better option in his place in the middle order, because Shreyas Iyer’s record in ODIs has been much better in the recent past.
india vs australia one day series
• First match – March 17, Friday, Mumbai (1.30 pm)
• Second match – March 19, Sunday, Visakhapatnam (1.30 pm)
• Third match – March 22, Wednesday, Chennai (1.30 pm)
Australia Team: Steve Smith (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa
Indian team: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj , Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat
India vs Australia ODI: Most Runs
– Sachin Tendulkar: 71 matches, 3077 runs, 44.59 average
Rohit Sharma: 40 matches, 2208 runs, 61.33 average
Ricky Ponting: 59 matches, 2164 runs, 40.07 average
– Virat Kohli: 43 matches, 2083 runs, 54.81 average
MS Dhoni: 55 matches, 1660 runs, 44.86 average
India vs Australia ODI: Most wickets
Brett Lee: 32 matches, 55 wickets, 21.00 average
– Kapil Dev: 41 matches, 45 wickets, 27.68 average
Mitchell Johnson: 27 matches, 43 wickets, 26.06 average
– Steve Waugh: 53 matches, 43 wickets, 29.46 average
Ajit Agarkar: 21 matches, 36 wickets, 28.41 average