India v Australia, ODI series 2017 – Statistical Preview

India v Australia, ODI series 2017 – Statistical Preview

Here we look at all the key stats and numbers ahead of the series.

Team India
Indian team. (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

India and Australia, the two most successful teams in ODI history, will lock horns in the 5-match ODI series hosted by the Indians starting from Sunday. The two teams who are separated by decimals in ICC ODI rankings will be looking to dethrone South Africa and become the No.1 ODI team. The clash between the two teams produced high-scoring games of late and this series might not be an exception.

Here we look at all the key stats and numbers ahead of the series.

0 – Number of ODI matches David Warner has played in India. Warner has played eight Tests and four T20Is so far in India but never played in an ODI.

0.840 – India’s win-loss ratio at home against Australia in ODIs is their 2nd worst against any opposition at home in this format. They have a win-loss ratio of 0.578 against Pakistan in ODIs at home.

4 – Number of Indians who have scored 1000+ runs in ODI cricket against Australia. Three of them – Rohit Sharma (1297), MS Dhoni (1255) and Virat Kohli (1002) are a part of the current squad. Sachin Tendulkar (3077) is the other Indian to score 1000 ODI runs over the Aussies.

6.57 – James Faulkner’s economy rate against India in ODIs is the 2nd worst for any bowler who bowled more than 100 overs against a team in this format. The worst rate for any bowler over an opposition is 6.60 by Ajit Agarkar against England.

6.74 – Umesh Yadav’s economy rate in ODIs against Australia is the 2nd worst for any bowler against a team in this format. (Min: 500 balls) Umesh has bowled 89.5 overs in 10 ODIs against Australia conceding 606 runs against 17 wickets. Jade Dernbach has an economy rate of 6.98 in ODIs against England.

68.26 – Rohit Sharma’s ODI batting average of 68.26 against Australia is the highest for any player against a team in this format. (Min: 1000 runs) Hashim Amla and Mohammad Yousuf have an average of 81.76 and 73.78 respectively against West Indies and Zimbabwe.

110.40 – Rohit Sharma’s batting average as an opener in ODIs against Australia. Rohit has played 13 games as an opener against Australia and scored 1104 runs including five centuries and two fifties. Four of his centuries against Australia came across five innings between 2013 and 2016.

195 –Rohit Sharma has scored 195 runs from 192 balls he faced off James Faulkner without getting out in ODIs. Faulkner conceded 152 off 108 to MS Dhoni and dismissed the former Indian captain once while Virat Kohli got out twice to the Australian pacer having scored 135 runs in 115 balls in this format.

321 – Average first innings total in the completed India-Australia ODIs since 2013. Both the team faced each other in 13 completed games in these four years with the team batting first posting 300+ on ten occasions.

2006 – The last time when the Indian team played against Australia under someone other than MS Dhoni in an ODI against Australia was when Rahul Dravid was the skipper in 2006.