India now move on to the three-match ODI series against Australia after recording a historical win. The first-ever subcontinent team to win a Test series on Australian soil.
The ODI series commences on January 12, 2018, followed by the second and third ODIs on January 15 and 18 respectively. After this tour, India will visit New Zealand for an ODI series.
Rohit Sharma is considered to be the key for India here as he has the best average(min 10 ODIs) against Australian bowlers. To showcase India’s performance trends on Australian soil, let’s have a look at the numbers so far in the Australia-India One-Day International rivalry.
The Win-Loss Record: (W-11 L-35 NR-2)
India have a Win/Loss ratio of 0.314 against Australia in ODIs which is quite weak. The visitors have won only 11 out of 48 matches on Australian soil, losing 35 of them. A couple of matches ended with no result.
Most No. of Runs – Rohit Sharma (805)
Rohit Sharma holds the record for most number of runs by an Indian player in Australia in ODIs. Rohit has amassed 805 runs in 16 ODIs so far, with a commendable strike rate of 90.44. He has also hit 3 tons and 2 fifties.
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Highest individual score – Rohit Sharma (171)
Rohit also holds the record for the highest score in Australian. Rohit scored 171 runs on January 2016, at Perth.
Most No. of wickets – Irfan Pathan (22)
Irfan Pathan is long gone from the Indian side, but his record down under still stands. Irfan has taken 22 wickets in 14 matches, highest by any other Indian player on Australian soil. Irfan has an economy of 6.45 along with an average of 30.6.
Best bowling figures – Ajit Agarkar (6/42)
Ajit Agarkar took 6 wickets in an ODI against the home team, at Melbourne. It remains the best bowling figures for an Indian bowler by far.
Most dismissals overall– MS Dhoni (25)
Former Indian captain MS Dhoni holds the record of the most number of dismissals claimed on Australian soil. He has bagged 25 dismissals against the Aussies in 18 ODI matches. These include 21 catches and four stumpings.
Most dismissals in a match – MS Dhoni (5)
MS Dhoni also accounts for most dismissals in a single ODI match with 4 catches and 1 stumping. He secured the record five dismissals at Melbourne in February 2008.
Highest partnership – VVS Laxman & Yuvraj Singh (213)
VVS Laxman and Yuvraj Singh established a 213-run partnership in 2004, the highest partnership for India in Australia. The record run was a 4th wicket partnership, at Sydney on January 22, 2004.
Highest team total (331/4)
India obtained a total of 331/4 against Australia in 2016, which is the highest score by the Indian team in Australia. India recorded this score in Sydney and also emerged victorious in the match.
Lowest team total (63/10)
India’s lowest ODI total in Australia dates back to 1981. This was also achieved in Sydney.