India and Australia have had some epic Test battles in the past. VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid’s gorgeous partnership at Eden Gardens is a type of reminiscences that can endlessly be etched within the minds of each units of followers. There have been many others through the years as each groups, not less than in current occasions, have develop into the fiercest rivals on the sphere, and buddies off it. The final time India visited the Australian shores, Virat Kohli and his males scripted historical past, albeit within the absence of Australia’s two greatest batsmen. Issues are totally different this season as the 2 groups go head-to-head, starting Thursday.
Australia perceive, perhaps greater than every other staff, the hazards that India pose. Steve Smith and David Warner are again. The latter, though, will not be part of the opening Test, ruled out due to injury.
India go into the collection boasting a tempo battery to match that of Australia. Nonetheless, the staff’s talisman and fierce chief Virat Kohli will return residence after the Adelaide Take a look at. Rohit Sharma too is unavailable, not less than for the primary two Exams. That leaves Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in an unenviable place.
Right here we take a look at how the outcomes went when these two groups clashed within the earlier 10 Take a look at collection:
1. India in Australia 2018-19 (IND received 2-1 – Four Exams)
India made historical past, registering their first-ever Take a look at collection victory in Australia. The Indian batsmen, led by the good Cheteshwar Pujara, have been in prime type. The highest three spots within the run-getters listing have been occupied by Indians. Pujara main the way in which with 521 runs, adopted by Rishabh Pant (350) and Virat Kohli (282).
The Indian bowlers, led by Jasprit Bumrah, too got here to the social gathering. Bumrah shared the highest spot within the wicket-takers listing with Nathan Lyon with 21 scalps every. Mohammed Shami was second with 16 wickets, whereas Ishant Sharma took 11 wickets.
2. Australia in India 2016-17 (IND received 2-1 – Four Exams)
Australia put down an early marker within the collection, beating the hosts by an enormous 333 runs within the first Take a look at in Pune. India fought again brilliantly in Bengaluru to tie the collection at 1-1. The third Take a look at in Ranchi was a run fest and led to a draw. Within the ultimate Take a look at in Dharamsala, the Indian spinners weaved their magic to offer India an eight-wicket victory and with it the collection.
Spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin wreaked havoc, taking 25 and 21 wickets respectively, whereas Pujara was as soon as once more the person for India with the bat.
3. India in Australia 2014-15 (AUS received 2-0 – Four Exams)
Australia as soon as once more obtained off the blocks shortly, placing in dominant performances to outplay the guests within the opening two Exams, to take a 2-Zero collection lead. India, nevertheless, did not collapse and confirmed combat within the subsequent two matches, drawing each of them to deliver some respectability.
Smith and Kohli have been on a unique degree to others within the collection. The Australian topped the charts, amassing 769 runs within the four-match collection. Kohli wasn’t far behind, scoring a complete of 692 runs with 4 centuries to his title.
4. Australia in India 2012-13 (IND 4-0 – Four Exams)
In one of the one-sided contests between these two sides, hosts India blanked the hapless guests, dominating from begin to end. Murali Vijay impressed, topping the run-scoring charts with 430 runs. Pujara was once more within the combine, ending his behind teammate with 419 runs.
Captain MS Dhoni (326) was amongst the runs in addition to the Indian batsmen dominated their Australian counterparts. Whereas the batsmen made notable contributions, the true heroes of the collection have been as soon as once more the spin duo of Ashwin and Jadeja. Ashwin ended up with 29 wickets with Jadeja sizzling on his heels with 24 dismissals.
5. India in Australia 2011-12 (AUS 4-0 – Four Exams)
A rampant Australian staff, led by the enigmatic Michael Clarke, fully dominated the visiting Indians on residence turf. The Indian batting was wanting all through the collection with Australian pacers working riot.
Ben Hilfenhaus was the star of the present, taking 27 wickets, adopted carefully by his tempo companion Peter Siddle, who registered 23 dismissals. On the batting entrance, Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting have been a category above the remainder. Clarke led from the entrance with 626 runs, with an unbeaten triple century to his title. Ponting too was unstoppable, scoring a complete of 544 runs that included a double hundred.
6. Australia in India 2010-11 (IND 2-0 – 2 Exams)
The 2-match collection was dominated by one particular person — Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. The Grasp Blaster took centre stage and pummelled the Australian assault into submission. Tendulkar amassed 403 runs in 4 innings, ending up with a mean of 134.33. The following batsman within the collection was Shane Watson, effectively behind Tendulkar with 271 runs.
Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh have been the standouts with the ball. Whereas the left-arm pacer took 12 wickets, Harbhajan ended the collection with 11 scalps to his title.
7. Australia in India 2008 (IND 2-0 – Four Exams)
Australia got here knocking on Indian shores with the likes of Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Simon Katich in tow. Nonetheless, two males from Delhi determined to seize the bull by the horns and make their mark. Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma, and Harbhajan Singh as effectively, have been the standouts in a collection that India dominated.
Gambhir was the highest run-getter with 463 runs, forward of Sachin Tendulkar (396) and Michael Hussey (394). Indians dominated the wicket-takers listing with Ishant and Harbhajan taking 15 wickets every. Amit Mishra too was simply as spectacular with 14 dismissals to his title.
8. India in Australia 2007-08 (AUS 2-1 – Four Exams)
A collection marred by the “Monkeygate” scandal, the place umpiring errors and accusations of racism grabbed the headlines as a substitute of the motion on the sphere. There have been spectacular performances throughout, particularly from two Indian gamers — Tendulkar and Anil Kumble.
Tendulkar was the highest run-getter within the collection with 493 runs at a mean of 70.42. Hayden (410) and Andrew Symonds (410) led Australia’s cost with the bat. Brett Lee was the star with the ball, taking 24 wickets forward of Kumble who ended with 20 dismissals.
9. Australia in India 2004-05 (AUS 2-1 – Four Exams)
Australia got here to India and never for the primary time, began with a giant win within the first Take a look at. India fought again to attract the second however got an excellent greater drubbing within the third Take a look at as Australia clinched the collection with a recreation to spare. India edged the ultimate match to get on the board.
Kumble and Harbhajan did their greatest to maintain India within the contest, topping the wicket-taking charts with 27 and 21 dismissals, respectively. The Indian batsmen, barring Virender Sehwag, have been simply dismal. Damien Martyn (444) was the highest run-getter for Australia, adopted by Clarke (400).
10. India in Australia 2003-04 (Drawn 1-1 – Four Exams)
In one of many uncommon moments within the rivalry between the 2 groups in current historical past, the collection led to a 1-1 draw. Ponting (706) and Dravid (619) have been the 2 stars with the bat.
Kumble was head and shoulders above the remainder with the ball in hand, ending the collection with 24 wickets. Ajit Agarkar was the subsequent greatest with 16 wickets whereas Stuart MacGill got here in third with 14.
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