As you know, India won the series of January 2020 by a 2-1 margin.
Here are the results of ODIs between these teams since January 2019:
India won 2-1 in Australia in Jan 2019
Aus won 3-2 in Ind in Mar 2019
Ind won 1-0 in the World Cup in Jun 2019
Ind won 2-1 in Ind in Jan 2020
On the whole India has done better in the past year.
We also look at the results of all ODIs between these teams:
Australia still leads 78-51 overall but only 30-29 in India.
We now look at the individual performances in batting:
Most runs (750 and above):
RG Sharma and Kohli continue to move up though they have some distance to go to reach Tendulkar’s record. Finch and Dhawan are among the other current players here.
Tendulkar has the most centuries (9) followed by Kohli and Sharma with 8.
Tendulkar also has the most scores of 50-plus (24) and is predictably followed by Kohli and Sharma with 16.
Highest innings (125 or more):
Note that RG Sharma has the highest overall score in this series (209) as well as India’s highest in Australia (171*).
However, Smith (131) and Warner (128*) made the highest scores in this series.
Highest batting average (Min 20 innings, 35.00):
Sharma and Kohli are the top two. Dhawan and Finch are among the other current players here. Smith and Warner have not played enough to qualify.
Highest strike rate (Minimum 500 balls faced, 80.00):
Now you can see why Australian fans want Maxwell back in the team.
Dhawan and SPD Smith have the best averages among those who played in 2020.
To be continued: