IND vs AUS: The Indian Cricket team skipper Virat Kohli is now on the verge of equalling the 'God of Cricket ' Sachin Tendulkar’s record when he takes charge against Australia in the upcoming much-awaited series. It includes three ODIs, three T20I, and four Tests which to begin from November 27. The star batsman is just one century short of overlapping the former Team India's icon Sachin Tendulkar in the number of ODI centuries against Australia.
Run Machine Virat Kohli is also the no.1 ODI batsman followed by 'Hitman' Rohit Sharma and then comes, Pakistan star Babar Azam who is currently languishing at third place after his notable performances against the Zimbabwe series where he dominates in all formats. Due to which Pakistan clinch the ODI series by 2-1.
Indian cricket team legendary Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of most number of ODI centuries against Australia (9) in 70 innings while Virat Kohli has now 8* hundred in his 38 innings that have been played so far.
Interestingly, 'King Kohli' is also tied at the top of the list with former Australian skipper, Ricky Ponting for the most no. of international hundred across all formats as a captain with 41 centuries under his belt. So, it seems to be very interesting to see how the Indian skipper shows his temperament and class. Undoubtedly, Kohli has the best chances to become the Captain with the most centuries in international cricket.
Virat Kohli vs Australia
Virat Kohli has scored 1910 runs in 40 matches against Australia in ODIs with a healthy average of 54.57, including 8 tons. In T20Is, he scored 584 runs in 16 matches at an average of 64.88 while in Tests, he notched 1604 runs from 38 innings which consist of 7 centuries under his name. His best against the Aussies was 169 runs which came in the 2014 Test series.
Meanwhile, Team India will be scheduled to play three T20s, three ODIs, and four Tests in Australia.
The first two ODIs are set to be held on November 27 and 29 at the Sydney Cricket Ground before the final game of the series in Canberra's Manuka Oval. After that, the Test series will be scheduled to begin with the famous Pink-ball Test in Adelaide on December 17.