India is set to host Australia on its home soil and the battle will start with two T20I matches, followed by 5 ODIs. This will be the last international ODI series India will play before World Cup 2019, so this will be very important time for India to test its players.
The first T20I will be played in Vishakhapatnam on February 24, and India will look to achieve what it could not achieve in Australia, i.e. T20I series victory. The T20I series in Australia was tied after India and Australia both managed to win one match each, with one match being washed away due to rain. India has a great record against Australia in T20Is played at home, with 4 wins out of 5 matches. Here we look at record of Indian players against Australia in T20I matches played on Indian soil.
India and Australia have played 5 T20I matches in India out of which India has won 4 while Australia has won 1.
Virat Kohli is the leading T20I run scorer against Australia on Indian soil with 133 runs in 4 matches.
Virat also has the highest individual score in a single T20I match, which is 82. He hit it during India vs Australia clash at T20I World Cup 2016.
MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh have the highest partnership, which is 102*.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken highest number of wickets among Indian bowlers which is 5. He has played 3 matches till now.
Best bowling figures
Interestingly, Vinay Kumar has the best bowling figures against Australia on Indian soil with 3/26, which he took in October 2013.
MS Dhoni has highest number of dismissals which is 4. He has taken three catches and 1 stumping.