Host Australia will be determined to regain Border Gavaskar Trophy 2020 when they take on India in a four-match Test series that will begin from 17th December at Adelaide. With David Warner ruled out of the first game at Adelaide, Marcus Harris has been included in the Australia’s Test squad.
Selectors have included uncapped trio of Cameron Green, Michael Neser and Mitchell Swepson for the four-match Test series. For his outstanding batting performance in the ongoing Sheffield Shield competition, opener Will Pucovski has been included into the Test squad for the series against India.
Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon are four front-line bowlers for Australia for this four-match Test series. Uncapped pacer Sean Abbott has been rewarded for his excellent performances in Shield cricket this season. James Pattinson is another in-form bowler picked for the high-octane series against India.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma has fully recovered from hamstring injury and have been included in the squad for the Test series. Uncapped trio of Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini have been picked for the four-match series.
Indian Captain Virat Kohli will be hoping that the side can get off to a good start in the Border Gavaskar Trophy against Australia.
Here are some of the important statistics for Border Gavaskar Trophy 2020
4 victories for India out of the last 8 Test games played between India and Australia since January 2017. Virat Kohli-led unit managed to win the four-match Test series against Australia in the 2018-19 season by a margin of 2-1.
42 victories for Australia out of 98 Test matches played against Australia. Tim Paine-led unit will be keen to regain Border Gavaskar trophy in the upcoming four-match series.
541 runs needed by Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne to complete 2,000 runs in the Test format. The right-handed batsman has scored 1459 runs in 14 Test matches at an average of 63.43 with four centuries to his name.
131 runs needed by Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja to complete 2,000 runs in the Test format. Left-hander has scored 1869 runs in 49 Test matches at an average of 35.26 with one century and fourteen half-centuries to his name.
26 runs needed by Indian opener Mayank Agarwal to complete 1,000 runs in the Test format. He currently has scored 974 runs in 49 Test matches at an average of 35.26 with one century and fourteen half-centuries to his name.
160 runs needed by India’s Cheteshwar Pujara to complete 6,000 runs in the Test format. He currently has scored 5840 runs in 77 Test matches at an average of 48.66 with 18 centuries to his name.
6 wickets needed by Indian pacer Umesh Yadav to complete 150 wickets in Test cricket. The 33-year old has claimed 144 wickets from 46 Test matches at an average of 30.47.
7 wickets needed by Australia pacer Pat Cummins to complete 150 wickets in Test cricket. The 27-year old has claimed 143 wickets from 30 Test matches at an average of 21.82.
20 wickets needed by Indian pacer Mohammad Shami to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. He currently has taken 180 wickets from 49 Test matches at an average of 27.36 with five five-wicket hauls to his name.
5 wickets needed by Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. He currently has taken 195 wickets from 51 Test matches at an average of 26.20 with seven five-wicket hauls to his name.
6 wickets needed by Australia’s left-arm quick Mitchell Starc to complete 260 wickets in Test cricket. He currently has taken 244 wickets in 57 Test matches at an average of 26.97 with 13 five-wicket hauls to his name.
10 wickets required by Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon to complete 400 wickets in Test cricket. The 33-year old has so far claimed 390 wickets in 96 Test matches at an average of 3158. He has picked 18 five-wicket hauls and 3 ten-wicket hauls in Test cricket.