The Indian team is currently playing the first One Day International of the three-match ODI series against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Following this, the two sides will lock horns for the three Twenty20 International (T20I) games.
India and Australia will play the three matches at the Manuka Oval, Canberra and the SCG, Sydney. Let’s look at the most successful Indian batsmen against the Aussies in the shortest format of the game. Here are the top 5 Indian batsmen with the most runs against Australia in T20Is.
5. Shikhar Dhawan (266 Runs)
Current Indian opener in the limited-overs matches, Shikhar Dhawan, has 266 T20I runs to his name against the Aussies. Dhawan has played 11 20-over games against the kangaroos scoring runs at an impressive strike rate of 143. He also has a half-century to his name while batting against them.
4. Yuvraj Singh (283 Runs)
Former Indian batting all-rounder Yuvraj Singh amassed 283 runs while batting against Australia in T20Is. The flamboyant batsman also has the best strike rate (almost 162) in this list of top run-getters. The southpaw ended his career with three half-centuries against the Aussies.
3. MS Dhoni (313 Runs)
One of the best limited-overs batsmen in the history of the game, MS Dhoni scored 313 T20I runs against Australia. The former Indian skipper scored these runs at an impressive batting average of around 40. Dhoni has the best score of 48* against the kangaroos.
2. Rohit Sharma (318 Runs)
India’s regular vice-captain in the limited-overs matches, Rohit Sharma has a tremendous record against the Aussies. The 33-year old has 318 runs to his name in 16 T20I innings against them. 79* is the highest individual score for Rohit Sharma in the 20-over format. The Indian team would, unfortunately, miss his services in the upcoming series as he is currently recovering from a hamstring injury.
1. Virat Kohli (584 Runs)
The greatest limited-overs batsman for India in the past one decade, Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in the India-Australia T20I matches. Kohli has a staggering 584 runs to his name while batting against them. The batting maestro also has six 50s against Australia, averaging 64.88. He will continue to play a crucial role for India in the upcoming series, especially in the absence of Rohit.