Australia vs India, 3rd Test: Stats Preview – India’s tour of Australia 2020-21
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Australia vs India, 3rd Test: Stats Preview – India’s tour of Australia 2020-21

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The hosts Australia and the visitors India will face each other in the third game of the four-match Test series at Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney) from Thursday (7th January) morning.

Currently, the four-match Test series is standing in level with the 1-1 margin with two matches to go. While Australia won the first Test by 8 wickets at Adelaide, which was also their first-ever day/night pink-ball Test meeting, India won the second game by 8 wickets at Melbourne.

Australia vs India, 3rd Test: Stats Preview

Venue Stats (Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney)

Average totals in overall and each Test innings

Overall

Overall 1st innings 2nd innings 3rd innings 4th innings
274.07 317.56 315 260.76 163.24

In last 5 Tests

Overall 1st innings 2nd innings 3rd innings 4th innings
333.60 458 339.20 212.67 190

(Note: Only excluded officially incomplete innings)

Australia and India – Test records at this venue

Team Matches Won Lost Tied Draw Win%
Australia 108 60 28 0 20 55.55
India 12 1 5 0 6 8.33

 

Teams’ Stats

Australia vs India: Head-to-Head Test records

Stats Total Tests Australia Won India Won Tied Draw
Overall 100 43 29 1 27
In the last 10 Tests 10 3 5 0 2
In Australia 50 30 8 0 12
In last 5 Tests in Australia 5 2 2 0 1
At Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney) 12 5 1 0 6

Forms of Australia and India in last 5 Tests

Team Won Lost Tied Draw
Australia 4 1 0 0
India 2 3 0 0

 

Players’ Stats

(Australia)

David Warner – 15000 international runs

David Warner, Australia, India, Stats, Australia vs India, 3rd Test
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i) The left-handed batsman David Warner has scored 14964 international runs. He is 36 runs away to complete his 15000 international runs. Warner will be four Australian left-handed batsman and eighth Australian batsman to score 15000 runs in international career.

– most runs as an Australian opener

i) David Warner has scored 14736 international runs as an opening batsman. Scoring 90 more runs, he will surpass former Aussie left-handed batsman Matthew Hayden, who scored 14825 international runs as an opening batsman, and become the most international run-scorer as an Australian opening batsman.

Nathan Lyon – 200 international wickets at home

Nathan Lyon, Australia, India, Stats, Australia vs India, 3rd Test
Nathan Lyon (Credits: Twitter)

i) The off-spinner Nathan Lyon has picked up 196 international wickets at home. He is four wickets away to become the second Australian spinner to claim 200 international wickets at home. The legendary leg-spinner Shane Warner was the first Aussie spinner to claim 200 international wickets at home as he got 453 international wickets at home.

– 400 Test wickets

i) Nathan Lyon has taken 394 wickets in Test career. With six more wickets, Lyon will become the third Australian bowler to claim 400 Test wickets. The first two Aussie bowlers in this list are former leg-spinner Shane Warne (708 wickets) and right-arm pacer Glenn McGrath (563 wickets).

(India)

Cheteshwar Pujara – 6000 Test runs

Cheteshwar Pujara, Australia, India, Stats, Australia vs India, 3rd Test

i) Cheteshwar Pujara (5903 runs) needs 97 more runs to complete his 6000 Test runs. The right-handed batsman will be the 11th Indian batsman to score 6000 runs in Test career.

Ravindra Jadeja – 2000 Test runs

Ravindra Jadeja

i) The all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has already taken 216 Test wickets. Meanwhile, Jadeja (1926 runs) is 74 runs away to complete his 2000 Test runs. Reaching this milestone, Jadeja will become the fifth Indian cricketer to score 2000 runs and to take 200 wickets in Test career.