India and Australia have had some epic Take a look at battles previously. VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid’s gorgeous partnership at Eden Gardens is a type of recollections that may eternally be etched within the minds of each units of followers. There have been many others through the years as each groups, at the very least in current occasions, have turn into the fiercest rivals on the sector, and associates off it. The final time India visited the Australian shores, Virat Kohli and his males scripted historical past, albeit within the absence of Australia’s two finest batsmen. Issues are completely different this season as the 2 groups go head-to-head, starting Thursday.
Australia perceive, perhaps greater than every other group, the hazards that India pose. Steve Smith and David Warner are again. The latter, although, won’t be a part of the opening Take a look at, dominated out because of harm.
India go into the sequence boasting a tempo battery to match that of Australia. Nonetheless, the group’s talisman and fierce chief Virat Kohli will return dwelling after the Adelaide Take a look at. Rohit Sharma too is unavailable, at the very least for the primary two Assessments. That leaves Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in an unenviable place.
Right here we take a look at how the outcomes went when these two groups clashed within the earlier 10 Take a look at sequence:
1. India in Australia 2018-19 (IND gained 2-1 – Four Assessments)
India made historical past, registering their first-ever Take a look at sequence victory in Australia. The Indian batsmen, led by the sensible Cheteshwar Pujara, had been in high kind. The highest three spots within the run-getters checklist had been occupied by Indians. Pujara main the best way with 521 runs, adopted by Rishabh Pant (350) and Virat Kohli (282).
The Indian bowlers, led by Jasprit Bumrah, too got here to the social gathering. Bumrah shared the highest spot within the wicket-takers checklist with Nathan Lyon with 21 scalps every. Mohammed Shami was second with 16 wickets, whereas Ishant Sharma took 11 wickets.
2. Australia in India 2016-17 (IND gained 2-1 – Four Assessments)
Australia put down an early marker within the sequence, beating the hosts by an enormous 333 runs within the first Take a look at in Pune. India fought again brilliantly in Bengaluru to tie the sequence at 1-1. The third Take a look at in Ranchi was a run fest and led to a draw. Within the closing Take a look at in Dharamsala, the Indian spinners weaved their magic to provide India an eight-wicket victory and with it the sequence.
Spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin wreaked havoc, taking 25 and 21 wickets respectively, whereas Pujara was as soon as once more the person for India with the bat.
3. India in Australia 2014-15 (AUS gained 2-0 – Four Assessments)
Australia as soon as once more acquired off the blocks rapidly, placing in dominant performances to outplay the guests within the opening two Assessments, to take a 2-Zero sequence lead. India, nevertheless, did not collapse and confirmed battle within the subsequent two matches, drawing each of them to deliver some respectability.
Smith and Kohli had been on a special degree to others within the sequence. The Australian topped the charts, amassing 769 runs within the four-match sequence. Kohli wasn’t far behind, scoring a complete of 692 runs with 4 centuries to his title.
4. Australia in India 2012-13 (IND 4-0 – Four Assessments)
In one of the vital one-sided contests between these two sides, hosts India blanked the hapless guests, dominating from begin to end. Murali Vijay impressed, topping the run-scoring charts with 430 runs. Pujara was once more within the combine, ending his behind teammate with 419 runs.
Captain MS Dhoni (326) was amongst the runs in addition to the Indian batsmen dominated their Australian counterparts. Whereas the batsmen made notable contributions, the actual heroes of the sequence had been as soon as once more the spin duo of Ashwin and Jadeja. Ashwin ended up with 29 wickets with Jadeja sizzling on his heels with 24 dismissals.
5. India in Australia 2011-12 (AUS 4-0 – Four Assessments)
A rampant Australian group, led by the enigmatic Michael Clarke, fully dominated the visiting Indians on dwelling turf. The Indian batting was wanting all through the sequence with Australian pacers working riot.
Ben Hilfenhaus was the star of the present, taking 27 wickets, adopted intently by his tempo associate Peter Siddle, who registered 23 dismissals. On the batting entrance, Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting had been a category above the remaining. Clarke led from the entrance with 626 runs, with an unbeaten triple century to his title. Ponting too was unstoppable, scoring a complete of 544 runs that included a double hundred.
6. Australia in India 2010-11 (IND 2-0 – 2 Assessments)
The 2-match sequence was dominated by one particular person — Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. The Grasp Blaster took centre stage and pummelled the Australian assault into submission. Tendulkar amassed 403 runs in 4 innings, ending up with a mean of 134.33. The following batsman within the sequence was Shane Watson, properly behind Tendulkar with 271 runs.
Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh had been the standouts with the ball. Whereas the left-arm pacer took 12 wickets, Harbhajan ended the sequence with 11 scalps to his title.
7. Australia in India 2008 (IND 2-0 – Four Assessments)
Australia got here knocking on Indian shores with the likes of Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Simon Katich in tow. Nonetheless, two males from Delhi determined to seize the bull by the horns and make their mark. Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma, and Harbhajan Singh as properly, had been the standouts in a sequence that India dominated.
Gambhir was the highest run-getter with 463 runs, forward of Sachin Tendulkar (396) and Michael Hussey (394). Indians dominated the wicket-takers checklist with Ishant and Harbhajan taking 15 wickets every. Amit Mishra too was simply as spectacular with 14 dismissals to his title.
8. India in Australia 2007-08 (AUS 2-1 – Four Assessments)
A sequence marred by the “Monkeygate” scandal, the place umpiring errors and accusations of racism grabbed the headlines as an alternative of the motion on the sector. There have been spectacular performances throughout, particularly from two Indian gamers — Tendulkar and Anil Kumble.
Tendulkar was the highest run-getter within the sequence with 493 runs at a mean of 70.42. Hayden (410) and Andrew Symonds (410) led Australia’s cost with the bat. Brett Lee was the star with the ball, taking 24 wickets forward of Kumble who ended with 20 dismissals.
9. Australia in India 2004-05 (AUS 2-1 – Four Assessments)
Australia got here to India and never for the primary time, began with a giant win within the first Take a look at. India fought again to attract the second however got an excellent larger drubbing within the third Take a look at as Australia clinched the sequence with a recreation to spare. India edged the ultimate match to get on the board.
Kumble and Harbhajan did their finest to maintain India within the contest, topping the wicket-taking charts with 27 and 21 dismissals, respectively. The Indian batsmen, barring Virender Sehwag, had been simply dismal. Damien Martyn (444) was the highest run-getter for Australia, adopted by Clarke (400).
10. India in Australia 2003-04 (Drawn 1-1 – Four Assessments)
In one of many uncommon moments within the rivalry between the 2 groups in current historical past, the sequence led to a 1-1 draw. Ponting (706) and Dravid (619) had been the 2 stars with the bat.
Kumble was head and shoulders above the remaining with the ball in hand, ending the sequence with 24 wickets. Ajit Agarkar was the following finest with 16 wickets whereas Stuart MacGill got here in third with 14.
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