India will kick off their big tour of Australia with first of the three-match T20I series at Gabba in Brisbane on Nov 21.
Given both teams' recent performances, India is a hot favorite for this series. India has been unbeaten in their eight T20I series or tournament and will look to stretch their winning streak.
The trio of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli are in great form and should continue to score big runs in Australia as well. In bowling Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah will take the responsibility.
On the other hand, Australia is on a six-match losing streak in T20I format and need to play a great brand of cricket to return on winning ways. Australia's hopes rely on their bowling attack of Nathan Coulter Nile, Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye and Jason Behrendroff.
All the major stats and facts as India take on Australia in the first T20I match at Gabba, Brisbane :
1. Head to Head -
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4 - India has won their last 4 T20Is they played against Australia in Australia. Their last T20I loss in Australia came at Sydney in 2012.
29 - Andrew Tye has taken 29 wickets at an average of 17.51 in 16 T20Is this year - the most by any bowler.
50 - Jasprit Bumrah (46 wickets) and Yuzvendra Chahal (44 wickets) need 4 and 6 more wickets respectively to complete 50 wickets in T20I format respectively.
65 - Rohit Sharma (2207 runs) needs 65 more runs to go past Martin Guptil's tally of 2271 runs and become leading runs scorer in T20I format.
96 - Number of sixes Rohit Sharma has hit in T20Is and needs to hit 4 more sixes to become the third player after Martin Guptill (103 sixes) and Chris Gayle (103 sixes) to achieve the milestone of 100 T20I sixes.
423 - Virat Kohli has scored 423 runs at an average of 60.42 in 11 T20Is against Australia and needs 77 more runs to become the first ever player to score 500 runs against Australia in T20Is.
641 - Virat Kohli (641 runs) holds the record of most runs in a calendar year in T20I format and to break this record both Shikhar Dhawan (572 runs) and Rohit Sharma (560 runs) need 70 and 82 more runs respectively.