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Indian Batting Records in ODIs in Australia

The Indian side is currently touring Australia for 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is and 4 Test matches. The ODIs will kick off from the 27th of November. As the ODI series fast-approaches, let us look back at the batting stats of Indian players in the ODIs played in Australia in the past:

[You can find out the complete bowling records of Indian players in Australia in ODIs here]

Most Runs

Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most number of runs for India in ODIs in Australia. Rohit Sharma, the second-highest scorer, has actually been a more prolific batsman considering his brilliant average. Here are the top 5 Indian batsmen with most runs in ODIs in Australia:

SNBatsmenInnings RunsAverage
1Sachin Tendulkar46149134.67
2Rohit Sharma30139853.12
3Virat Kohli26115450.17
4MS Dhoni35105347.86
5Kris Srikkanth3281527.16
Table: Top 5 Leading Run-Scorers for India in ODIs in Australia

Key Facts:

  • Among Indian batsmen with over 100 ODI runs in Australia, Manish Pandey’s average of 110 is the highest.
  • Rohit Sharma’s strike rate in ODIs in Australia (90.36) is the highest among Indian batsmen with over 500 runs.

Most Centuries

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have scored equal number of centuries (5) in ODIs in Australia. 6 Indian batsmen with most number of centuries in ODIs in Australia are tabulated below:

SNBatsmenInnings Runs100s
1Virat Kohli2611545
2Rohit Sharma3013985
3VVS Laxman164673
4Shikhar Dhawan186992
5Gautam Gambhir177482
6Sourav Ganguly175362
Table: Top 6 Indian Batsmen with Most Centuries in ODIs in Australia

Key Facts:

  • VVS Laxman, who has 3 centuries to his name, doesn’t have any half-centuries. He crossed the 50-run mark thrice and converted each of them into a hundred.
  • MS Dhoni’s 1053 ODI runs in Australia is the most among Indian batsmen without a century.

Highest Individual Scores

Rohit Sharma features in the higher ranks in yet another list. His knock of 171* against Australia in January 2016 is the highest Individual score by an Indian batsman in ODIs in Australia. The top 5 scores are listed below:

SNBatsmenInnings RunsHS
1Rohit Sharma301398171*
2Sourav Ganguly17536141
3Yuvraj Singh17516139
4Shikhar Dhawan18699137
5Virat Kohli261154133*
Table: Top 5 Highest Individual Scores by Indian Batsmen in ODIs in Australia

Key Facts:

  • Rohit Sharma’s 171* is the also the highest Individual score against Australia in Australia in the ODIs.

Most Sixes

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The big boundaries of Australia are considered tough to clear but not for Rohit Sharma who tops the list with 34 sixes whereas MS Dhoni is second on the list with 16.

SNBatsmenInnings Runs6s
1Rohit Sharma30139834
2MS Dhoni35105316
3Shikhar Dhawan186999
4Virat Kohli2611549
5Kapil Dev387088
6Virender Sehwag163418
7Yuvraj Singh175168
Table: Top 7 Indian Batsmen with Most 6s in ODIs in Australia

Key Facts:

  • Sachin Tendulkar, who has scored 1491 ODI runs in Australia, has surprisingly hit only one six. But he’s struck 140 fours to compensate that.
  • Along with 34 sixes, Rohit Sharma also has 111 fours to his name which is second only to Tendulkar’s 140.

Conclusion

Rohit Sharma has quite evidently been the most impactful Indian ODI batsman in Australian pitches. Hence, his absence will be a huge loss for India in their top-order. It also adds more pressure on Virat Kohli & Shikhar Dhawan with a relatively inexperienced middle order.



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