Border Gavaskar Trophy: All the numbers ahead of the crucial Test Match between India and Australia.

Border Gavaskar Trophy
Border Gavaskar Trophy

Ahead of the much-anticipated ICC World Test Championship clash between India and Australia, a four-match affair in India, we take a look at the key numbers in Tests between the two countries.

Australia and India, currently ranked No. 1 and 2 respectively in both the MRF Tires ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings and the ongoing ICC World Test Championship 2023 cycle, will meet in a four-match Test series in India.

The India vs Australia first Test will be played in Nagpur from February 9 to 13.

Between 1947-48 and 1991-92, the two teams played 50 Tests in 12 series, and the trophy was named after the two legends Sunil Gavaskar and Allan Border. India and Australia first played for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 1996–97.

India is the current holder of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, having won the series held in Australia in 2020–21. He has named a strong squad for the upcoming series in India when the hosts will aim to become the first team between the pair to win four consecutive Test series.

Test series result between india and australia till date

India and Australia have played 27 Test series since their first match in 1947–48. Australia lead the series with 10 of India’s 12 series wins, while five series are drawn.

India has hosted Australia in 14 Test series and leads 8-4, with two series being drawn. Eight of these Test series in India have been played for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, with the hosts holding a 7–1 series lead at the time and a 16–5 win–loss ratio in 25 Tests at home.

Australia’s only series win in India in that period came in 2004–05, by a 2–1 margin, with the visitors winning two of the first three Tests in a four-match series led by Adam Gilchrist with regular captain Ricky Ponting. sidelined.India have won each of the last three Test series played between the two sides: at home in 2016–17, and in 2018–19 and 2020–21.

Glimpses of the last match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Border-Gavaskar Trophy

The previous season of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, played in Australia in 2020–21, was arguably one of the greatest series in the history of the game.

India were bundled out for 36 runs in the second innings of the first pink-ball Test in Adelaide and the team was not given much chance as skipper Virat Kohli returned home on paternity leave. to rotate the chain.

However, this was followed by a great response in Melbourne with stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane scoring a brilliant century in the first innings to hand the visitors an emphatic eight-wicket win.

Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari played a role in a tough encounter in Sydney to set up a decider in Brisbane.

India entered the Fourth Test with several of their senior players injured, with Mohammad Siraj in his third Test as the most experienced bowler in an attack that included debutants T Natarajan and Washington Sundar.

Sundar and Shardul Thakur scored half-centuries after the first two innings of the Test to stage India’s comeback and keep the game in balance, while Siraj took five wickets in the second innings to end a thrilling final day.

Powered by young guns Shubman Gill and Pant, and guided by Pujara, India chased down the target of 328 for the loss of three wickets to hand Australia their first Test defeat at the Gabba in 32 years and complete an epic series win.

Recently, Australia has recorded Test series wins against the West Indies and South Africa, while India’s last Test assignment was a 2-0 clean sweep of the Bangladesh tour in December.

Recent Record IND vs AUS.


Australia Tour of India 2023 Squads for the Test series

India’s Test squad for the first two Tests against Australia: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vc), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.

Australia Test squad for tour of India: Pat Cummins (captain), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.

World Test Championship standings and run to the final

Australia top the current ICC World Test Championship standings with a points percentage of 75.56, and are set to make it to the WTC final to be played at The Oval later this year.

India ranks second with a score of 58.93, followed by Sri Lanka with 53.33 and South Africa with 48.72.
Australia is well placed to qualify for the WTC final regardless of the outcome of the series against India.

India need positive results in the upcoming series, and would ideally be banking on New Zealand to beat Sri Lanka in their two-match series in March to avoid a series defeat and stand a chance of appearing in the WTC final.

4-0 series win for India will help them achieve a 68.06 percent winning percentage, which is likely to be enough for a crucial top-two spot in the WTC standings.

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India v Australia – Records

Most runs Record in Test Match

Sachin Tendulkar leads the run-scoring charts in India v Australia Tests with 3630 runs at an average 55 with 11 tons, followed by Ricky Ponting who scored 2555 runs at 54.36 with eight hundreds.

Cheteshwar Pujara (1893 runs at 54.08) leads the way among current players, followed by Steve Smith (1742 at 72.58) and Virat Kohli (1682 at 48.05).

Highest individual score Record in Test Match..

Michael Clarke’s match-winning 329* in the 2012 New Year’s Test in Sydney is the highest individual score in Tests between the teams, followed by VVS Laxman’s epic 281 at the Eden Gardens in 2001.

Most wickets Record in Test Match

Former India captain Anil Kumble is the leading-wicket taker in India-Australia Tests with 111 scalps at 30.32, followed by Harbhajan Singh (95 wickets at 29.85).

Nathan Lyon, who currently has 94 wickets at 34.75, is next best and could surpass the duo with another influential series in India.

Best bowling Record In Test Match.

Jasubhai Patel’s 9/69 in Kanpur in 1959 is the best return in an innings between India and Australia, followed by Nathan Lyon’s 8/50 in Bangalore in 2017 and Harbhajan Singh’s 8/84 in Chennai in 2001.

Kapil Dev (8/106), Anil Kumble (8/141) and Jason Krejza (8/215) have also claimed a remarkable eight wickets in an innings in clashes between the teams.

Harbhajan’s 15/217 across the two innings of the Chennai Test in 2001 is the best bowling figures in a match.

Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Australia Tour of India 2023 Fixture.

First Test: February 9-13
Second Test: February 17-21
Third Test: March 1-5
Fourth Test: March 9-13

First ODI: March 17
Second ODI: March 19
Third ODI: March 22