India completed a clean sweep over West Indies in the T20I series played in India earlier this month. Virat Kohli and co. extended their lead with this result and is placed second in the latest ICC T20 Team Rankings by inflicting a whitewash on West Indies. The opening game of the T20 series will be played on 21st November at The Gabba, Brisbane. India have been impressive in the T20 format so far this year and notched up victories in South Africa and England. They will certainly start as favorites given their recent form in the format.
On the other hand, Australia will be keen to end their winless streak in the format. Aaron Finch and co. lost the one-off T20 game against South Africa played at Carrara Oval, Queensland. They will certainly need to improve with bat and ball to end their poor run of form in the T20 format.
D’Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn, and Marcus Stoinis are accomplished players in the T20 format and will need to produce with the bat for Australia in the upcoming three-match T20I series. It will be interesting to see how things turn out in Australia vs India 2018-19 T20I series.
Here are some of the statistics for Australia vs India 2018-19 T20I series.
22 victories for India out of 31 T20 games played since August 2016. India have notched up seven bilateral series win on the trot in the format.
13 victories for Australia out of 23 games in the T20 format since August 2016. The hosts will be keen to win this three-match series against India to regain confidence and form as a side.
2016 was the last time when Australia won a bilateral T20 series. Australia completed a 2-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka in a series played in Sri Lanka.
2007-8 was the last time when Australia won a T20 series against India. The series was played in Australia in 2007.8.
245 runs needed by India’s Lokesh Rahul to complete 1,000 runs in the T20 format. He will become the seventh Indian batsmen to complete the 1,000 run-mark in the 20-over format
15 wickets needed by medium pacer Andrew Tye to complete 50 wickets in T20 cricket. Tye currently has 35 wickets from 23 games at an average of 21.02.
4 wickets needed by pace bowler Jaspreet Bumrah to complete 50 wickets in T20 cricket. Bumrah currently has 46 wickets from 37 games at an average of 19.65.
39 runs needed by Opener D’Arcy Short to complete 500 runs in the T20 cricket. Short currently has scored 461 runs in 15 matches at an average of 35.46 with four half-centuries to his name.