Australia vs India 2019, ODI series – Statistical Preview
All the key stats and numbers ahead of the ODI series between Australia and India.
Published - Jan 11, 2019 2:36 pm | Updated - Jan 11, 2019 2:36 pm
After a historic series Test series win in Australia, India would be gearing up to finish the tour on high with their maiden bilateral ODI series win here. India have played a bilateral ODI series in Australia only once – in 2016- which they lost by a 4-1 margin. During their earlier down under-tours, India were used to playing triangular series’. This series will serve as a boost for India if they whitewash the Aussies, who are currently struggling in the ODI format. This will also cut down the margin between them and England in the ICC ODI rankings.
All the key stats and numbers ahead of the ODI series between Australia and India:
0 – Number of fifty-plus scores for MS Dhoni in 2018. This is only the 2nd calendar year for Dhoni without a fifty-plus score in ODI cricket. Dhoni scored 275 runs from 13 innings with the best score of 42* in 2018. He couldn’t score an ODI fifty only in 2004 – The year of his international debut where he played three matches.
3 – Number of matches that Australia have won in their previous 20 ODI matches. In these 20 games, the Aussies have lost 15 while another game ended without a result. Of those 20 ODIs, the Australians played eight at home, winning only two of them.
25 – If MS Dhoni fails to score more than 25 runs before his next dismissal in ODI cricket, his batting average in this format will drop under 50 for the first time in more than seven years. Dhoni has a batting average of 50+ for 141 consecutive ODI matches where he batted in 110 innings.
102.16 – Rohit Sharma’s batting average as an opener in the ODI format against Australia in their own backyard. Rohit has scored 613 across seven ODI innings with three centuries and a score of 99.
108.33 – Virat Kohli’s batting average in first ODI of last three calendar years. In the first ODI of 2016, Kohli scored 91 and went on to make centuries in the first ODI of 2017 and 2018 by scoring 122 and 112 respectively.
4935 – Runs Shikhar Dhawan has scored in his ODI career thus far. He needs 65 more runs in this series to become the 4th fastest to 5000 runs in ODI cricket.
2010 – Last time Peter Siddle featured in an ODI game for Australia was against Sri Lanka in November 2010 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Siddle hasn’t played any limited-overs International for Australia in these 8 years and two months.
9999 – MS Dhoni needs one more run to complete 10000 runs in ODI cricket for India. Dhoni has scored 10173 runs in his ODI career with 174 runs coming for Asia XI in 2007 against Africa XI.
1– Wickets Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar needs to complete 100 wickets in the ODI format.