India vs Australia ODI series: Will India break Sydney jinx this time?

Ind vs Aus ODI series: Team India will aim to break the Sydney jinx when they’ll lock horns with Australia in the opening ODI of the three-match series on Friday. Notable, the Men in Blue have played 17 ODIs in Sydney out of which they have just two games and suffered loss in 14 of them.

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India’s win percentage in Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is just 12.5% and the Virat Kohli-led team will be eager to improve that.

India vs Australia head-to-head ODI record in Sydney

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India vs Australia ODI series: Top 5 India players with most ODI runs in Sydney

 
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100
RG Sharma 2008-2019 5 5 0 333 133 66.60 375 88.80 1
SR Tendulkar 1992-2012 8 8 2 315 117* 52.50 395 79.74 1
MS Dhoni 2008-2019 7 6 1 215 65 43.00 330 65.15 0
DB Vengsarkar 1980-1986 6 6 1 210 63* 42.00 313 67.09 0
N Kapil Dev 1980-1992 10 10 1 179 54* 19.88 184 97.28 0

 

  • Notably, Indian skipper and number 1 ODI batsman Virat Kohli has scored just 36 runs in five 50-overs games in Sydney. He has a dismal average of 9 at this venue.
  • India’s highest ODI total at Sydney cricket ground is 331/4, which they scored on 23 Jan 2016.

India vs Australia Head-to-head record in ODI

1. Head-to-head (overall)

Played: 140
Won: 52
Lost: 78
NR: 10

2. Head-to-head (in Australia)

Played: 96
Won: 39
Lost: 51
NR: 6

Last five ODI matches results (in Australia)

  • India beat Australia by 36 runs in The Oval in 2019
  • India beat Australia by 6 wickets in Adelaide in 2019
  • Australia beat India by 34 runs in Sydney in 2019
  • India beat Australia by 6 wickets in Sydney in 2016
  • Australia beat India by 25 runs in Canberra in 2016

ODI squads for the India tour of Australia

India’s squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper).

Australia’s squad: Aaron Finch (capt), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis,
Matthew Wade (wicket-keeper), David Warner, Adam Zampa.

First ODI: November 27, SCG

Second ODI: November 29, SCG

Third ODI: December 2, Manuka Oval