India after a successful Border-Gavaskar Trophy, will be playing the all-important 3-match ODI series, starting from tomorrow at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Hardik Pandya will be playing his 1st ODI match for India as captain on March 17 in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma and Steven Smith will be leading Australian side in the series. With ODI World Cup 2023 happening in India, this 3-match series is expected to be an eye-opener for both the sides to get a clarity on having an ideal team.
Numbers and stats before start of IND vs AUS 1st ODI match:
1 - Mitchell Starc needs 1 more wicket to surpass Mitchell Johnson and become 4th highest wicket-taker for Australia in international cricket.
Most wickets for Australia in international cricket:
Shane Warne - 999
Glenn McGrath - 948
Brett Lee - 718
Mitchell Johnson - 590
Mitchell Starc - 590
2 - Steven Smith has played 2 different bilateral ODI series as captain against India in 2016 & 2017.
Steven Smith as ODI captain against India:
- Australia beat India by 4-1 in 2016 (Home: Australia)
- India beat Australia by 4-1 in 2017 (Home: India)
3 - Australia have won 3 out of last 4 ODI matches against India at Wankhede Stadium.
Australia vs India in ODIs at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai:
- Australia beat India by 16 runs (1996)
- Australia beat India by 77 runs (2003)
- India beat Australia by 2 wickets (2007)
- Australia beat India by 10 wickets (2020)
Notably, last time Australia chased down 256 runs against India without losing a single wicket. Finch and Warner stitched 258-run opening partnership to take the side home.
4 - Mohammed Siraj needs 4 more wickets to complete the milestone of getting 100 international wickets.
5 - Adam Zampa has dismissed Virat Kohli 5 times in ODIs.
Bowlers to dismiss Virat Kohli most times in ODIs:
Ravi Rampaul - 6
Tim Southee - 6
Thisara Perera - 5
Adam Zampa - 5
Shakib Al Hasan - 5
Virat Kohli vs Adam Zampa in ODIs:
Inns - 11
Runs - 214
S.R - 110.88
Avg - 42.80
Outs - 5
10 - David Warner needs 10 more runs to complete 1000 ODI runs against India.
David Warner vs India in ODIs:
Inns - 20
Runs - 990
Avg - 52.1
S.R - 96.67
20 - Glenn Maxwell needs 20 more runs to complete 6000 runs in international cricket
27 - Hardik Pandya will become 27th player to captain Indian team in men's ODI.
49 - Virat Kohli needs 49 more runs to surpass Ricky Ponting and become the 2nd highest run-scorer in ODIs on home soil.
Most runs in ODIs on home soil:
Sachin Tendulkar - 6976
Ricky Ponting - 5406
Virat Kohli - 5358
83 - Steven Smith needs 83 more runs to complete 5000 runs in ODIs.