IND vs AUS, 1st ODI 2023: Stats Preview of Players' Records and Approaching Milestones
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India (IND) and Australia (AUS) are set to engage in an exhilarating three-match ODI series just before the World Cup, starting on September 22, at the Punjab Cricket Association, in Mohali. The subsequent two ODI matches are scheduled to take place on September 24 and September 27, respectively. Australia enter this contest after losing the ODI series against South Africa, which concluded with a score of 3-2. On the other side, India recently won the Asia Cup 2023 by defeating Sri Lanka in the final with a thumping margin of 10 wickets.
Within the Australian squad, the team has extended maiden ODI call-ups to left-arm quick, Spencer Johnson, and the power-hitter, Matthew Short, in place of Travis Head, who was injured during the ODI series against South Africa. Johnson and Short will be making their first appearances on the national ODI stage. Among notable Australian players, Steve Smith has demonstrated commendable batting prowess against India, amassing 1145 runs across 20 innings with an average of 57.25, including 5 centuries and 5 half-centuries. In the bowling department, Adam Zampa has proven to be effective, securing 31 wickets over 19 matches while maintaining an economy rate of 5.56.
Turning to the Indian Squad, senior and major players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Kuldeep Yadav will be rested for the first two ODIs, returning for the third ODI to play with their full-strength squad. Rohit Sharma boasts an impressive record against the Aussies in ODIs, having scored 2251 runs in 42 innings with an average of 59.23, including 8 half-centuries and as many centuries, respectively. Another key pillar of the team, Virat Kohli, also has a strong record against Australia in ODIs, having scored 2172 runs in 44 innings with an average of 52.97, including 11 half-centuries and 8 centuries.
In the bowling department, Mohammed Shami is phenomenal with his swing in ODIs against the visitors, having taken 32 wickets in 21 innings with an economy rate of 6.08. Meanwhile, another veteran spin bowler, Ravindra Jadeja, has proven to be very effective with his spin against the Aussies in ODIs. The willy bowler has taken 30 wickets in 36 innings with an economy rate of 5.28.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of the 1st ODI between India and Australia:
In the 146 games played between these two teams, Australia has exhibited dominance in the contest with 82 victories, compared to India's 54 wins, while 10 matches ended without results. In matches held in India, both teams have clashed on 67 occasions. Australia secured triumph in 32 games, while India emerged victorious in 30 matches, and there were 5 matches that ended without results.
2 - KL Rahul (48) needs two more sixes to reach a total of 50 sixes in ODIs.
61- Steve Smith (4939) needs 61 more runs to reach the landmark of 5000 runs in ODIs.
3 - Smith (47) requires three more sixes to complete 50 maximums in the 50-over format.
3 – Ravichandran Ashwin (140) requires three scalps to surpass Anil Kumble (142) to become the leading wicket-taker for India against Australia across formats.
1 - David Warner (99) is one big hit away from reaching 100 maximums in the 50-overs format.
1 - Cameron Green (49) is one game away from appearing in his 50th international match.
2 – Green (48) needs two more wickets to complete 50 scalps in international cricket.
79- Marnus Labuschagne (4921) requires 79 more runs to achieve the milestone of 5000 runs across formats.
87- Mitchell Marsh (4913) needs 87 more runs to get to 5000 runs in international matches.
5 - Marcus Stoinis (45) requires five sixes to reach a total of 50 maximums in ODI cricket.