India’s tour of Australia begins with a three-match T20 International series. The first T20I takes place at the Gabba in Brisbane on Wednesday, November 21. The second and third T20Is are scheduled on November 23 and 25 respectively. Following the three-match T20I series, the two teams will face-off in the four-match Test series and three-match One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is back to lead the team and the Men in Blue will be looking to start the challenging England tour on a positive note. India vs Australia 2018-19 Schedule & Time Table in PDF for Download in IST: List of T20Is, Tests & ODI Matches; Full Fixtures with Match Timings of IND vs AUS Series
Team India come into the series as a better-ranked side. The Kohli-led side are placed on number two on the ICC Rankings for T20Is, just a place ahead of Australia. The hosts recently lost the one-off T20I against South Africa and now will be looking to bounce back against India in the three-match series. Meanwhile, as India and Australia get ready to lock horns, we bring to you some records and stats:
Ind vs Aus head-to-head in T20Is: India and Australia have previously faced each other 15 times in the game’s shortest format. India have won the majority of the games, that is ten while Australia have managed to win just five. In Australia, these two teams have played six T20s and interestingly, India have won four.
Highest/lowest total in T20Is in Australia: In 2007, Australia scored 221 for five against rivals England at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It remains the highest team total in T20Is in Australia. Interestingly, the lowest total in T20Is in Australia belongs to India. The visitors were bundled out for just 74 runs in 2008 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Australia’s record at home in T20Is: At home, Australia have won 61.76% of their T20I matches. Out of 34 matches, Australia have won 21 and lost 13. India VS Australia T20I 2018: Indian Batsmen Ready to Take On ‘Tall Aussie Bowlers’ on Fast Pitches, Says Rohit Sharma
Highest individual score in T20Is in Australia: Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson in 2016 scored unbeaten 124 against the visiting Indian side. It is the highest score by a batsman in T20Is in Australia.
Best bowling figures in T20Is in Australia: In 2011, Watson returned with figures of 4/15 in his quota of four overs against England at the Adelaide Oval and it remains the best bowling figures by a bowler in T20Is played on Australia soil.