Australia will play India in WTC 2023 final at the Oval, starting June 7th. Team India produced phenomenal performances in WTC 2021-23 cycle by winning the Test series against New Zealand (1-0), Sri Lanka (2-0), Bangladesh (2-0), and Australia (2-1). India managed to level the five-match Test series by a 2-2 margin and the only series they lost was against South Africa in 2021/22.
Australia completely dominated every team in WTC 2021-23 cycle, except India. The Pat Cummins-led side defeated England (4-0), Pakistan (1-0), West Indies (2-0), and South Africa (2-0) to reach the final stage. They also leveled the Test series against Sri Lanka by a 1-1 margin.
Stats and milestones that could be broken ahead of the AUS vs IND final game:
1 - Ajinkya Rahane needs to take one more catch to complete the milestone of taking 100 catches as a fielder in Test cricket.
Most catches taken as a fielder in Test cricket for India:
Rahul Dravid - 209
VVS Laxman - 135
Sachin Tendulkar - 115
Virat Kohli - 109
Sunil Gavaskar - 108
Mohammad Azharuddin - 105
Ajinkya Rahane - 99
2 - Mitchell Starc needs two more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 600 wickets in international cricket.
Most wickets for Australia in International cricket:
Shane Warne - 999
Glenn McGrath - 948
Brett Lee - 718
Mitchell Starc - 598
Mitchell Johnson - 590
2 - Steven Smith needs two more runs to surpass Matthew Hayden and become third highest run-scorer for Australia against India in Test cricket.
Most runs for Australia vs India in Test cricket:
Ricky Ponting - 2555
Michael Clarke - 2049
Matthew Hayden - 1888
Steven Smith - 1887
Allan Border - 1567
3 - Mohammed Siraj needs three more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 50 wickets in Test cricket.
3 - Ravichandran Ashwin needs three more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 700 wickets in international cricket.
Most wickets for India in International cricket:
Anil Kumble - 953
Harbhajan Singh - 707
Ravichandran Ashwin - 697
Most wickets for India vs Australia in International cricket:
Anil Kumble - 142
Ravichandran Ashwin - 140
Harbhajan Singh - 129
4 - Pat Cummins needs four more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 400 wickets in international cricket.
Most wickets by Australian pace bowler vs India Test cricket:
Brett Lee - 53
Glenn McGrath / Josh Hazlewood - 51
Mitchell Johnson - 50
Graham McKenzie - 47
Pat Cummins - 46
Mitchell Starc - 44
Mitchell Starc also needs six more wickets to pick 50 wickets against India in Test cricket.
21 - Virat Kohli needs 21 more runs to complete 2000 Test runs against Australia.
Most runs by an Indian batter against Australia in Test cricket:
Sachin Tendulkar - 3630
VVS Laxman - 2434
Rahul Dravid - 2143
Cheteshwar Pujara - 2033
Virat Kohli - 1979
31 - David Warner needs 31 more runs to surpass Michael Clarke in International cricket for Australia.
Most runs for Australia in International cricket:
Ricky Ponting - 27368
Steve Waugh - 18496
Allan Border - 17698
Michael Clarke - 17112
David Warner - 17082
36 - Rohit Sharma needs 36 more runs to surpass MS Dhoni in International cricket for India.
Most runs for India in International cricket:
Sachin Tendulkar - 34357
Virat Kohli - 25322
Rahul Dravid - 24064
Sourav Ganguly - 18433
MS Dhoni - 17092
Rohit Sharma - 17057
50 - Both Australia skipper Pat Cummins and Team India skipper Rohit Sharma will be playing their 50th game in Test cricket.
55 - Virat Kohli needs 55 more runs to complete 5000 runs against Australia in International cricket.
Most runs against Australia in International cricket:
Sachin Tendulkar - 6707
Virat Kohli - 4945
Brian Lara - 4714
59 - Cheteshwar Pujara needs 59 more runs to surpass Sourav Ganguly in Test cricket for India.
Most runs for India in Test cricket:
Sachin Tendulkar - 15921
Rahul Dravid - 13265
Sunil Gavaskar - 10122
VVS Laxman - 8781
Virender Sehwag - 8503
Virat Kohli - 8416
Sourav Ganguly - 7212
Cheteshwar Pujara - 7154
Virat Kohli also needs 88 more runs to surpass Virender Sehwag in Test cricket for India.
69 - Ajinkya Rahane needs 69 more runs to complete 5000 runs in Test cricket.
391 - Steven Smith has scored 391 runs (bat avg:97.75) from five innings at the Kennington Oval in Test cricket.
Steven Smith Test scores at Kennington Oval:
138* & 7 in 2013
143 in 2015
80 & 23 in 2019
1000 - Cameron Green needs 59 more runs and Shubman Gill needs 110 more runs to complete 1000 runs in Test cricket.