On Sunday (6th December), the hosts Australia will take on the visitors India in the second game of the three-match T20I series at Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney).
The visitors are currently leading this series by 1-0 with two to go. On last Friday (4th December), India won the first T20I of this series by 11 runs.
Australia vs India, 2nd T20I: Ahead of this match, here we are introducing some crucial stats preview of the match
Venue Stats (Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney)
Ground’s history in 1st and 2nd batting in T20Is
|Stats||Overall||1st batting||2nd batting|
|Win||6 (+1 no result)||2||4|
|Innings average (Average run-rate)||153.31 (8.37)||156.29 (8.10)||128.43 (8.74)|
(Special Note: Included all out, target reached and complete innings. Excluded only incomplete innings)
Teams’ T20I records at this venue
Australia vs India: Head-To-Head T20I Records
|Stats||Matches||Australia Won||India Won||Tied||No Result|
|In last 10 T20Is||10||4||5||0||1|
|In last 5 T20Is in Australia||5||1||3||0||1|
|At Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney)||2||0||2||0||0|
T20I records in 2020
|India||9||6||0||2 (2 won)||1|
- India haven’t suffered a defeat in their last 10 T20I matches (8 wins, 2 Super Over wins and 1 no result). Their last T20I defeat was against West Indies at Thiruvananthapuram on 8th December 2019 (lost by 8 wickets).
D’Arcy Short – Joint fastest to complete 3000 T20 runs
i) After playing 84 T20 innings, D’Arcy Short has scored 2988 T20 runs. He is 12 runs away to complete his 3000 T20 runs. If he completes 3000 T20 runs in his next innings, he will become the joint-fastest batsman to complete 3000 T20 runs by equalling the present record of Shaun Marsh, who reached this milestone in 85 T20 innings.
Steven Smith – 1500 home international runs against India
i) Steven Smith has already scored 1485 international runs against India at home. Adding 15 more runs, Smith will become the third Aussie batsman to score 1500 international runs against India at home. Previously, only Ricky Ponting (2403 runs) and David Boon (1525 runs) managed to reach this feat.
Mitchell Starc – Most T20I wickets for Aussies
i) Mitchell Starc, the left-arm pacer, has taken 47 wickets in T20I career. With two more T20I wickets, he will become the most T20I wicket-taker for Australia by surpassing former all-rounder Shane Watson, who picked up 48 T20I wickets.
ii) Mitchell Starc (247 wickets) is three wickets away to complete his 250 international wickets at home. He will be the 7th Aussie bowler to pick up 250 international wickets at home.
Shikhar Dhawan – Most runs as a left-handed batsman for Men in Blue, 8000 T20 runs
i) The left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan has scored 1589 T20I runs. He is 17 runs behind to surpass the former Indian left-handed batsman Suresh Raina (1605 runs) and become the most T20I run-scorer for India as a left-handed batsman.
ii) Shikhar Dhawan has scored 7913 T20 runs. The left-handed batsman it 87 runs away to complete his 8000 T20 runs. After Virat Kohli (9375 runs), Rohit Sharma (8974 runs) and Suresh Raina (8392 runs), Dhawan will be the fourth Indian batsman to score 8000 T20 runs.
Virat Kohli – 300 T20 sixes, most T20I runs at away venues
i) Virat Kohli (297 sixes) is three sixes away to become the 4th Indian batsman to hit 300 T20 sixes. The other three names in this list are Rohit Sharma (380 sixes), Suresh Raina (311 sixes) and MS Dhoni (302 sixes).
ii) Virat Kohli has scored 1068 T20I runs at away venues (only the home venues of the opposition teams) and he is standing in the joint second position with Eoin Morgan (1068 runs) in the list of most T20I runs at away venues. While Kohli will surpass Morgan by scoring one more run, only Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez is ahead of them in this list with 1110 T20I runs at away venues.
Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal – fight for India’s leading T20I wicket-taker