Australia vs India, 1st T20I: Stats Preview - India's tour of Australia 2020-21
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Australia vs India, 1st T20I: Stats Preview – India’s tour of Australia 2020-21

India vs Australia 2019, Indian National Cricket Team, Australian Cricket Team
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On Friday (4th December), the hosts Australia will face the visitors India in the first game of the three-match T20I series at Manuka Oval (Canberra).

Before this T20I series, Australia won the three-match home ODI series against the visitors India by 2-1. While the hosts won the first two ODIs easily, the visitors beat the home team in the last ODI match.

Venue Stats (Manuka Oval, Canberra)

Manuka Oval (Canberra) has hosted only one T20I till the date. It was the match between Australia and Pakistan on 5th November 2019, where the hosts won by 7 wickets (Pakistan 150/6 in 20 overs; Australia 151/3 in 18.3 overs).

Teams Stats

Australia vs India: Head-To-Head T20I Records

Stats Matches Australia Won India Won Tied No Result
Overall 20 8 11 0 1
In last 10 T20Is 10 4 5 0 1
In Australia 9 3 5 0 1
In last 5 T20Is in Australia 5 1 3 0 1
At Manuka Oval (Canberra)

T20I records in 2020

Team Matches Won Lost Tied No Result
Australia 6 3 3 0 0
India 8 5 0 2 (2 won) 1

Players’ Stats

(Australia)

D’Arcy Short – Fastest to complete 3000 T20 runs

D'Arcy Short, Australia, India, Australia vs India, Stats
D’Arcy Short (credits – ICC)

i) D’Arcy Short has scored 2954 runs in 83 T20 innings. While Aussie cricketer Shaun Marsh is holding the record of fastest 3000 T20 runs, which he completed in 85 innings, Short can break this record by scoring 46 runs in his next T20 innings and become the new fastest batsman to complete 3000 T20 runs.

Mitchell Starc – most T20I wickets for Aussies

Mitchell Starc, Australia, India, Australia vs India, Stats
Mitchell Starc (Credits – Getty)

i) The left-arm bowler Mitchell Starc has taken 45 T20I wickets. With four more wickets, he will surpass former Aussie all-rounder Shane Watson (48 T20I wickets) and become the most T20I wicket-taker for Australia.

(India)

Shikhar Dhawan – 8000 T20 runs, most runs as a left-handed batsman for Men in Blue

Shikhar Dhawan, Australia, India, Australia vs India, Stats
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credits: Twitter)

i) Shikhar Dhawan has scored 7912 T20 runs. The left-handed batsman it 88 runs away to complete his 8000 T20 runs. He will be the fourth Indian batsman to score 8000 T20 runs. Virat Kohli (9366 runs), Rohit Sharma (8974 runs) and Suresh Raina (8392 runs) were the other three Indians in this list.

ii) Shikhar Dhawan has scored 1588 T20I runs. The left-handed batsman is 18 runs away to surpass the Indian left-handed batsman Suresh Raina (1605 runs) and become the most T20I run-scorer for India as a left-handed batsman.

Virat Kohli – 300 T20 sixes, most T20I runs at away venues, among the top-most run-scorers as captain outside the home

Virat Kohli, Australia, India, Australia vs India, Stats
Virat Kohli (Credits: Twitter)

i) Virat Kohli has hit 297 T20 sixes. The right-handed batsman is three sixes away to complete his 300 T20 sixes. After Rohit Sharma (380 sixes), Suresh Raina (311 sixes) and MS Dhoni (302 sixes), Kohli will become the fourth Indian batsman to hit 300 T20 sixes.

ii) Virat Kohli has scored 1059 T20I runs at away venues (only the home venues of the opposition teams). Only Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez (1110 runs) and England cricketer Eoin Morgan (1068 runs) are ahead of Kohli in the list of most T20I runs at away venues.

iii) As a T20I captain, Virat Kohli has scored 496 runs at away venues (only the home venues of the opposition teams). He will complete 500 T20I runs at away venues as a captain by adding four more runs. After English captain Eoin Morgan (729 runs) and Australian captain Aaron Finch (504 runs), Kohli will become the third captain to score 500 T20I runs at away venues.

iv) As a skipper, Virat Kohli has scored 6314 international runs outside India. Scoring four more runs, Kohli will surpass MS Dhoni (6317 runs) and become the most international run-scorer outside India as an Indian captain.

KL Rahul – Joint-fastest 1500 T20I runs

KL Rahul, Australia, India, Australia vs India, Stats
KL Rahul (Image Credits: Twitter)

i) While KL Rahul has scored 1461 runs in 38 T20I innings, he has the last chance to become the joint-fastest batsman to complete 1500 T20I runs as he is 39 runs away from this record. His national team leader Virat Kohli, Aussie star Aaron Finch and Pakistan cricketer Babar Azam all completed 1500 T20I runs in 39 T20I innings.

Manish Pandey – already managed 7 successive unbeaten innings

Manish Pandey, Australia, India, Australia vs India, Stats
Manish Pandey (PC – Getty Images)

i) Manish Pandey remained not out in his last seven T20I innings as he scored 2*, 22*, 31*, 14*, 14*, 50* and 11*.