India came back strongly in the final game in Sydney to level the three-match T20I series. Virat Kohli looked to have found form in the last T20 game of the series. India will be keen to get off to start when they take on Australia in the four-match Test series that begins from 6th December.
The opening game of the four-match Test series will be played at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. India’s last overseas series did not well as they lost to England in England. The likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, and Murali Vijay will need to do well if India wants to win their maiden series in Australia.
On the other hand, Australia will be focused to get off to good start in their home season. The side has gone through a tough time over the last ninth months. Tim Paine and co. will be desperate to win in Adelaide to regain some confidence in the five-day format.
Marcus Harris and Chris Tremain earned their maiden call-ups to the Test squad for the four-match series. It will be interesting to see how things turn out in Australia vs India 2018-19 Test series.
Here are some of the important statistics for Australia vs India 2018-19 Test series.
1 victory for India out of 12 Test games played between India and Australia in Australia. India has yet to win a single game on their last two trips to the country.
5 victories for India out of 44 Test games played in Australia since 1947. The hosts will be keen to regain Border Gavaskar trophy in the upcoming four-match series to be played at home.
2008 was the last time when India won a Test match in Australia. The game was played at WACA Stadium in Perth.
0 victories for Australia in the last five Test matches played this year. Australia last won a test match in South Africa in March 2018.
152 runs needed by India’s Lokesh Rahul to complete 2,000 runs in the Test format. He currently has scored 1848 runs in 31 games at an average of 37.71 with five centuries to his name.
95 runs needed by India’s Cheteshwar Pujara to complete 5,000 runs in the Test format. He currently has scored 4905 runs in 64 games at an average of 49.54 with fifteen centuries to his name.
14 wickets needed by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to complete 350 wickets in Test cricket. Ashwin currently has 336 wickets from 64 games at an average of 25.44.
15 wickets needed by left-arm orthodox spinner Ravindra Jadeja to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. Jadeja currently has 185 wickets from 39 games at an average of 23.50.