On Sunday (29th November), the hosts Australia and the visitors India will play the second game of the three-match ODI series at Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney).
Currently, the hosts Australia are leading this ODI series by 1-0 with two matches to go. Australia won the first match of this series by 66 runs.
While another victory will secure this ODI series for the hosts, the visiting side can’t afford another defeat in this series as they must have to win both the remaining matches to win this series.
Australia vs India 2020: Ahead of this match, here we are introducing some crucial stats preview of the 2nd 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)||210.18 (4.62)||227.92 (4.73)||192.09 (4.49)|
In the last 5 ODIs
|Stats||Overall||1st batting||2nd batting|
|Innings average (Average run-rate)||287.70 (5.93)||315 (6.30)||260.40 (5. 54)|
(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 Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney). That match was played on 23rd January 2016, when the visitors India successfully chased the 331 runs target (set by the hosts Australia) in 49.4 overs after losing 4 wickets. Since then, the first batting side have already managed to win six successive ODI matches at this venue.
Teams’ ODI records at this venue
- At this venue, Australia are currently following the three-match winning streak in ODI. Their last defeat at this venue was on 21st January 2018 when England beat them by 16 runs.
Australia vs India: Head-To-Head ODI Records
|Stats||Matches||Australia Won||India Won||Tied/No Result|
|In last 10 ODIs||10||5||5||0/0|
|In last 5 ODIs in Australia||5||2||3||0/0|
|At Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney)||18||15||2||0/1|
ODI records in 2020
- India have lost all their last four ODIs (lost all their last six international matches, including two Tests).
i) The left-handed opening batsman David Warner (14881 runs) is 119 runs away to complete his 15000 international runs. He will be eighth Australian cricketer to score 15000 international runs.
i) In his last four ODI innings against India, Steven Smith scored 69, 98, 131 and 105 runs respectively.
i) Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc has taken 83 ODI wickets at home. With one more wicket, he will surpass former Aussie left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson (83 wickets) and become the most ODI wicket-taker as an Australian left-arm bowler at home.
i) While the leg-spinner Adam Zampa has managed to pick up at least one wicket in his last six ODI matches, he has managed to bag at least three wickets in his last four ODIs as his last four ODI bowling figures were 4/55, 3/36, 3/51 and 4/54.
i) Virat Kohli will play his 250th ODI match. He will be the eighth cricketer to appear in 250 ODI matches for the Indian national cricket team.
ii) Virat Kohli (21922 runs) is 78 runs away to complete his 22000 international runs. After Sachin Tendulkar (34357 international runs) and Rahul Dravid (24064 international runs), Kohli will be the third Indian to score 22000 international runs. While a total of seven batsmen have already managed to score 22000 international runs, Kohli can be the fastest among them to complete 22000 international runs, who has batted in 461 international innings.
iii) Virat Kohli (11888 runs) is 112 runs away to complete his 12000 ODI runs and become the sixth cricketer to score 12000 ODI runs. While Kohli has batted in 240 ODI innings, he has the great chance to break the record of fastest to complete 12000 ODI runs which the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is currently holding as he completed it in 300 ODI innings.
iv) Virat Kohli (1931 runs) needs to score 69 more runs to complete his 2000 ODI runs against Australia. After Sachin Tendulkar (3077 runs) and Rohit Sharma (2208 runs), Kohli will be the third Indian cricketer to score 2000 ODI runs against Australia.
v) Virat Kohli has scored 4905 ODI runs at the away venues (on the home soil of opposition teams). Adding 95 more runs, Kohli will become the second Indian batsman, after Sachin Tendulkar (5065 runs), to complete 5000 ODI runs at the away venues.
vi) Virat Kohli (5168 runs) is 72 runs away to surpass former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin (5239 runs) and become the second most ODI run-scorer as an Indian captain. Only MS Dhoni is ahead of them in this list with 6641 ODI runs as a captain.
i) In his all the last three ODI innings, Shikhar Dhawan scored 50+ runs as his scores were 74 (against Australia at Mumbai on 14th January 2020), 96 (against Australia at Rajkot on 17th January 2020) and 74 runs (against Australia at Sydney on 27th November 2020) respectively.
ii) In his last four ODI innings against Australia, Shikhar Dhawan scored 117, 74, 96 and 74 runs respectively.
i) All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has scored 1543 ODI runs and also taken 98 ODI wickets outside India. Till the date, only the legendary Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev managed to score 1000 ODI runs as well as take 100 ODI wickets outside India. So, with two more wickets, Jadeja will be the second Indian cricketer to score 1000 ODI runs as well as take 100 ODI wickets outside the home.