India’s 2020-21 tour of Australia has been a combined bag to this point in that the guests had been largely outplayed within the One-day Worldwide sequence earlier than they got here again to win the Twenty20 Worldwide sequence. Because the showdown of a four-match Border-Gavaskar Check sequence attracts close to, India’s assets are replenished with Check specialists in Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane at the same time as uncertainty looms over the participation of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be missed after the primary Check attributable to his paternity depart. 

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India tasted nice success on their final tour, in 2018-19, successful their first ever Check sequence on Australia soil however with a caveat. Australia had been lacking Steve Smith and David Warner because the duo had been serving their year-long bans for ball-tampering. 

With Smith back and among the runs since comeback, the problem turns into that a lot tough for India, who’ve received solely 28 out of the 98 Checks they’ve performed in opposition to Australia, shedding 42. 

In Australia, although, India have received solely seven of their 48 Checks and misplaced 29. 

Apart from the 2018-19 sequence, India did not win a Check in two of their last three Test tours to Australia. 

In 2014-15 the guests misplaced 2-Zero that got here after a humiliating 4-Zero drubbing in 2011-12. 

Indians will take solace from the truth that that they had received the final time they performed a Check in Adelaide – the primary of the 2018-19 sequence. 

Nonetheless, that sport wasn’t a day-night affair just like the Check beginning on Thursday and Australia, who’ve received all 5 of their day-night Checks, have extra expertise of floodlit Checks than India’s one – a win over Bangladesh in Kolkata final 12 months. 

Among the many batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar has scored probably the most Check runs for India in Australia – 1809 at 53.20 with six centuries from 20 Checks. 

Virat Kohli is second to Tendulkar with 1274 runs at 55.39 from 12 Checks. 

Kapil Dev holds the document for many wickets by an Indian in Australia in Checks. He has 51 wickets to his identify from 11 Checks. 

Kohli is tied with Tendulkar for many Check centuries for India in Australia – six. 4 of Kohli’s six tons of got here on the 2014-15 tour alone. 

Kapil Dev holds the document for probably the most five-wicket hauls in Checks for India in Australia (5). Anil Kumble has 4 five-wicket hauls in Australia together with a 10-for. 

India’s highest whole in Australia is 705 for 7 declared within the 2004 Sydney Check the place Tendulkar hit 241 not out. 

Their lowest whole is 58 all out in Brisbane in November 1947. 

India’s largest margin of victory (by runs) is the 222-run win in Melbourne in 1977 whereas their narrowest victory got here in Adelaide on the final tour the place they received by 31 runs. 

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The very best partnership for India in Australia got here within the Sydney Check of 2004 when Tendulkar and VVS Laxman added 353 runs for the fourth wicket. 

Probably the most dismissals for India as wicket-keeper in Australia have been executed by MS Dhoni – 35 dismissals (31 catches, 4 stumpings).

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