AUS vs IND, 2020: 3rd T20I – Statistical Preview

AUS vs IND, 2020: 3rd T20I – Statistical Preview

Here are all the key stats and numbers ahead of the final game of the 3-match T20I series in Sydney.

Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer of India
Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer of India. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

The limited-overs leg between Australia and India will conclude on Tuesday where the two sides clash off in the final game of the 3-match T20I series. India has already clinched the T20I series with a lead of 2-0 and is looking to complete a whitewash before the Border-Gavaskar series. Australia would be hoping to avoid a whitewash but have affected due to the availability of their top players. This let India be a better side with both bat and ball than the Aussies even in the absence of several players.

Here are all the key stats and numbers ahead of the final game of the 3-match T20I series in Sydney:

1/9 – India has lost only one of their last nine T20I matches played in Australia. India won seven of those nine matches while another game ended in a washout after 19 overs of the Australian innings. Interestingly, India lost each of their last three T20Is at home against the Aussies.

3-0 – India has won all the three T20Is they played against Australia at the Sydney cricket ground, all of them while chasing a target. Only one team in Men’s T20I cricket has won more than three T20Is at a venue against the home team without losing a game – 8 by Pakistan against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club.

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5 – The 2nd AUS vs IND T20I was the 5th instance where Yuzvendra Chahal conceded 50+ runs in a Twenty20 match; the joint-most number of times by any Indian in this format. Chahal has given away 50+ in three different T20Is which are the most such instances for any Indian player.

11* – India has not lost any of their last 11 matches outright in the T20I format. If they win the 3rd T20I on Tuesday, they will equal the Men’s T20I record for most consecutive T20Is played by a team without an outright defeat. Afghanistan won 12 in succession between 2018 and 2019 while Australia also had a streak of 12 matches in 2010 where they won 11 and lost one more game in the Super Over.

13 – India won a total of 13 matches against Australia and lost only eight across 22 meetings in the T20I format. If India wins the 3rd T20I, they will equal the record for most Men’s T20Is won against an opponent which is jointly held by Afghanistan and Pakistan with 14 wins apiece against Ireland and Zimbabwe respectively.

16Adam Zampa has picked up 16 wickets in the T20I format on Australian soil across 13 games. These are the joint-most number of Men’s T20I wickets for any bowler in Australia alongside James Faulkner who also has 16 wickets from 11 matches.

59 – Yuzvendra Chahal, with 59 wickets, is currently the joint-highest wicket-taker for India in Men’s T20I cricket alongside Jasprit Bumrah. Chahal needs one more wicket to become the leading wicket-taker for India in Men’s T20Is assuming India rests Bumrah once again.

195.65 – Batting strike rate of Hardik Pandya during death overs (16-20) in the Twenty20 format in 2020. Hardik scored 270 runs across 13 T20s he batted at the death this year at an average of 38.57 with 22 sixes and 16 fours.

299 – Number of sixes Virat Kohli has struck during his Twenty20 career thus far. Kohli needs one more six to become the 4th Indian to smash as many as 300 sixes in Twenty20 cricket after Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni.