The India vs Australia series is very important for Virat Kohli and his team. This is their last bilateral series before the ICC Cricket World Cup 20189 which will be held in England from May 31. The two-match Twenty20 International series and five ODIs gives India the chance to settle down on their batting and bowling compositions ahead of the tournament. The Indian team are on a roll, winning three consecutive bilateral ODI series. This included a win in Australia for the first time ever and winning a series in New Zealand after 10 years in addition to securing a win against the West Indies in the five-match series. India have won three consecutive bilateral series at home against Australia and they will be determined to extend their domination in the upcoming series. Here are some of the key numbers for both sides in India vs Australia contests in India.
3 - Number of consecutive series India have won against Australia at home in last 10 years.
26 - Number of wins for Australia in India in 56 ODIs. India have won 25 encounters.
159 - Number of runs required by MS Dhoni to reach 1000 runs in ODIs against Australia in India.
13 - Number of sixes needed by Rohit Sharma to hit 50 sixes in ODIs against Australia in India.
2 - Number of centuries required by Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to hit the most number of centuries against Australia in India. Sachin Tendulkar has most with four centuries.
4 - Dhoni needs just four more dismissals to break Adam Gilchrist's record of having the most number of victims in India vs Australia ODIs in India.
8 - Number of bilateral ODI series played between India and Australia in India. Both sides have won four series apiece.
9 - Number of 300+ scores by India in ODIs against Australia at home. Their highest total is 383/6 in 2013 in Bangalore.
12 - Number of 300+ scores for Australia in ODIs against India in India. Out of this, they have three 350+ scores while India have four 350+ scores.
1 - Number of Twenty20 International games won by Australia in India. They had secured the victory during the game in Barsapara in 2017.
182 - Number of runs scored by Aaron Finch in T20Is against India in India, which is the most from players of both sides.
1 - Number of ducks for Virat Kohli in T20Is and Australia dismissed him for the first time in the 2017 series.
9 - Total T20I wickets taken by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah in games against Australia. Bhuvneshwar has the most with five wickets.