Australia vs India, 2018: 2nd T20I – Statistical Preview

Australia vs India, 2018: 2nd T20I – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the crucial 2nd T20I in Melbourne.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

After a disappointing first outing on the Australian tour, Team India will be eager to bounce back in the second game of the three-match T20I series in Melbourne. To keep their record of being unbeaten in all the three-match T20I series they played so far, India need to win this match at any cost. They will be looking to fill some of the holes in their bowling which were targeted by the Aussies in the first game. A change in the batting line-up is also on the lines for India.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the crucial 2nd T20I in Melbourne:

8 – India’s loss in the first match is their first while chasing in the T20I format in nine matches. This defeat brought an end to their eight consecutive T20I wins while chasing which is only behind Pakistan’s ongoing world record streak of 11 games.

8 – India had won on all the 8 instances where Dinesh Karthik remained unbeaten in a T20I chase. However, his teams (India – 2; World XI – 1) lost on all three occasions whenever he got out in a T20I chase.

10.7 – Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling strike-rate of 10.7 in T20I format is the best for any player with a minimum of 25 wickets. The chinaman claimed 31 wickets in the 15 T20Is he has played thus far. His average of 12.45 is the second best to Rashid Khan’s 12.4 at the moment.

10 – Each of the last ten Twenty20 matches played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground have been won by the chasing sides. The average first innings score in T20s at this venue since 2017 is between 150 and 160.

30 – Andrew Tye bagged 30 wickets in the T20I format in the 17 matches he played in 2018. These are the most number of T20I wickets taken by any player in a calendar year. His 1/47 in three overs in the last game is the 2nd worst in terms of economy in T20Is behind 2/64 in four overs during the high-scoring Auckland T20I against New Zealand earlier this year.

96 – Rohit Sharma needs four more sixes to become the 3rd player after Chris Gayle (103) and Martin Guptill (103) to hit over 100 sixes in the T20I format. Rohit also needs 58 more runs to become the leading run-getter in the Men’s T20I cricket surpassing Guptill’s tally of 2271.

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