The visiting side Australia are set to play a two-match T20I series against the host side India. They will play this series on 24 and 27 February at Dr Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium (Visakhapatnam) and M.Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru) respectively.
Before this T20I series, here we are looking at some essential stats preview.
1. Australia has never won a T20I series in India. Among the three bilateral series between them in India, only one series had more than one game (three-match T20I series in 2017/18).
2. Australia has never won a T20I bilateral series against India that has more than one game.
3. Since September 2016, Australia hasn’t won any T20I bilateral series which has more than one game.
4. Since October 2015, India hasn’t lost a home T20I series.
1. India and Australia have played 18 T20Is till the date. Out of those, India won 11 matches, Australia won six games, and only one had no result.
2. India and Australia have played five T20Is in India where India won four games, and Australia won the other one.
Indian cricketers’ stats
1. Jasprit Bumrah (48 T20I wickets) needs to take two wickets to complete his 50 T20I wickets. Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal (45 T20I wickets) needs to pick up five more wickets to complete his 50 T20I wickets. Only Ravichandran Ashwin has achieved this special feat among the Indians as he has picked up 52 T20I wickets.
2. Shikhar Dhawan needs to play one more match to complete his 50 T20Is. He will be sixth Indian cricketer to play 50 or more T20I games.
3. Shikhar Dhawan (437 runs) needs to score one more run to become the highest run-scorer in home T20Is as a left-handed Indian batsman. Yuvraj Singh is in the same position with 437 runs in home T20I.
4. Rohit Sharma (1,926 runs) needs to score 20 more runs to become the highest run-scorer as an opening batsman in T20Is. Currently, the New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is the record holder with 1,945 runs.
5. MS Dhoni is set to become the oldest wicketkeeper to play a home T20I. Naseem Khushi (Oman) has recently achieved this record at the age of 36 years and 190 days. During the first T20I of the upcoming home series against Australia, MS Dhoni will be 37 years and 232 days old.
6. Wicketkeeper MS Dhoni (298 international dismissals) needs to make two more dismissals to reach 300 international dismissals at home. He will be the first Indian wicketkeeper and sixth overall wicketkeeper to achieve 300 or more international dismissals.
Australian cricketers’ stats
2. Aaron Finch (814 runs) is 142 runs away to become the batsman with most runs in away T20Is. He is currently at the sixth position in this list.