Two-time champions India will face defending champions Australia in the Super Sunday clash of the 2019 World Cup at the Kennington Oval in London. India go into the match having won their opening encounter against South Africa while Australia have registered triumphs against Afghanistan and West Indies. As the two teams renew their rivalry, here’s a look at some numbers that matter.
India and Australia have faced each other in 11 World Cup games so far and Australia have a clear lead having won eight while India have won just three.
Kapil Dev is the most successful captain for India against Australia in World Cups. In four matches that he led India against Australia, the team won two and lost two.
MS Dhoni has a 50 per cent record, winning one and losing one while Mohammad Azharuddin and Sourav Ganguly were winless having led in three and two matches respectively.
India have faltered against Australia at crucial stages in the World Cup. They were thrashed by 125 runs in the 2003 World Cup final and by 95 runs in the 2015 semi-final.
India’s last World victory against Australia came in the 2011 World Cup, when they won the quarter-final in Ahmedabad. Yuvraj Singh was the man of the match with 2 for 44 and an unbeaten 57.
Sachin Tendulkar scored 0 and 4 in the two World Cup matches in 1999 and 2003.
Virat Kohli will be keen to make amends having managed only 1 for 13 in the 2015 World Cup semi-final.
Australia defeated India by the same margin of one run in back-to-back World Cups, in 1987 and 1992.