The three-match ODI series between the hosts Australia and the visitors India will begin on Friday (27th November) when they will face each other in the opening game of this series at Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney). This series will be the part of the inaugural ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
It will be India’s first international match since last February. Also, it will be India’s first ODI match in the inaugural ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
In the meantime, Australia will play their second ODI series in the inaugural ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, which will be also their first home ODI series in this tournament.
Australia vs India 2020-21: Before the beginning of this ODI series, here we are introducing some crucial stats preview of the 1st ODI of this series
Venue Stats (Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney)
Ground’s history in 1st and 2nd batting in ODIs
|Stats||Overall||1st batting||2nd batting|
|Innings average (Average run-rate)||209.32 (4.60)||226.96 (4.71)||191.32 (4.48)|
In the last 5 ODIs
|Stats||Overall||1st batting||2nd batting|
|Innings average (Average run-rate)||277.50 (5.79)||305 (6.10)||250 (5.45)|
(Special Note: Included all out, target reached and complete innings. Excluded only incomplete innings)
- India were the last team who managed to successfully chase an ODI target at this venue. That match was played on 23rd January 2016, when India successfully chased the 331 runs target in 49.4 overs after losing 4 wickets.
Teams’ ODI records at this venue
Australia vs India: Head-To-Head ODI Records
|Stats||Matches||Australia Won||India Won||Tied/No Result|
|In last 10 ODIs||10||4||6||0/0|
|In last 5 ODIs in Australia||5||2||3||0/0|
|At Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney)||17||14||2||0/1|
- India are currently running with the two-match winning streak in ODIs against Australia in Australia. While it is the second time when India have managed to achieve 2-match winning streak in ODIs against the hosts Australia (first time happened during the Commonwealth Bank Series 2008 finals), India have never managed to achieve 3-match winning streak in ODIs against the hosts Australia.
ODI records in 2020
i) Aaron Finch has already scored 4983 ODI runs. Scoring 17 more ODI runs, he will be 16th Australian to score 5000 ODI runs. While Finch has played 125 ODI innings, he has the chance to become the second-fastest Aussie batsman to score 5000 ODI runs, only behind of David Warner who already achieved it in only 115 ODI innings. Dean Jones is currently in the second position in the list of fastest Australians to complete 5000 ODI runs as he completed that feat in 128 ODI innings.
ii) While Aaron Finch has scored 4963 ODI runs as an opener, he will be the fifth Aussie opener to complete 5000 ODI runs after scoring 37 more runs as an opener.
i) The left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc has already picked up 82 ODI wickets in Australia. Taking two more wickets, he will surpass the former Aussie left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson (83 ODI wickets in Australia) and become the most ODI wicket-taker at home as an Australian left-arm bowler.
i) Virat Kohli has already scored 4884 ODI runs at away venues (excluding neutral venues). Scoring 116 more ODI runs, he will be second Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (5065 ODI runs at away venues) to score 5000 ODI runs at away venues (excluding neutral venues).
ii) Virat Kohli has scored 1910 ODI runs against Australia. Scoring 90 more runs, he will become the third Indian to score 2000 ODI runs against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar (3077 runs) and Rohit Sharma (2208 runs) were the first two Indians to score 2000 ODI runs against Australia.
iii) As an Indian captain, Virat Kohli has scored 5147 ODI runs. Scoring 93 more ODI runs, Kohli will surpass Mohammad Azharuddin (5239 ODI runs as a captain) and become the second most run-scorer as an Indian ODI captain. MS Dhoni is leading the table of most ODI run-scorer as an Indian captain as he scored 6641 runs.
iv) Virat Kohli (21901 international runs) is 99 runs away to complete his 22000 international runs. While Kohli will be third Indian to score 22000 international runs after Sachin Tendulkar (34357 international runs) and Rahul Dravid (24064 international runs), he has also a great chance to become the fastest batsman to score 22000 international runs as he has played only 460 international innings.
v) Virat Kohli has already scored 11867 ODI runs in 239 ODI innings. Scoring 133 more runs, Kohli will become the sixth batsman to score 12000 ODI runs. However, while the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is holding the record of fastest 12000 ODI runs which he achieved in 300 ODI innings, Kohli has a great chance to break this record.
vi) With one more century, Virat Kohli will equal the record of Ricky Ponting’s 71 international centuries. In the list of most international centuries, only the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is ahead of them with 100 international centuries.
i) In his all the last three ODI innings, Shreyas Iyer managed to score 50+ runs as he scored 103, 52 and 62 runs respectively during the ODI series in New Zealand in last February.
i) In his last two ODI innings, Shikhar Dhawan scored 74 and 96 runs respectively (during the home ODI series against Australia).
i) All-rounder Hardik Pandya (957 runs) is 43 runs away to complete 1000 ODI runs. While the right-arm medium pacer Pandya has also taken 54 ODI wickets, he will be 13th Indian cricketer to score 1000 ODI runs as well as pick up 50+ ODI wickets.
i) The right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami (99 wickets) is one wicket away to complete his 100 ODI wickets outside the Indian soil. He will be 10th Indian bowler to pick up 100 ODI wickets outside India.
i) While Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has already scored 1518 ODI runs outside the Indian soil, he has also taken 98 ODI wickets outside the Indian soil. With two more wickets, Jadeja will become the second Indian cricketer to score 1000 ODI runs as well as to take 100 ODI runs outside the home venues. Only Kapil Dev has managed to achieve this double feat as an Indian cricketer as he scored 2435 ODI runs as well as took 153 ODI wickets outside India.