Australia vs India Test series 2020-21 – 1st Test

Border-Gavaskar Trophy – Australia vs India Test series 2020-21

1st Test:

First Test of the series of 4 Test matches between Australia and India is going to be played at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on December 17th 2020. First test the only day-night test of the series and the teams will play first day-night test against each other.

India Tour of Australia History:

This is going to be the twenty seventh bilateral series between the teams, Australia won the series 12 times. Whereas the opponent won 9 times. 5 series were resulted in a draw. Last time, the series concluded as draw in 2003-04.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Australia against India are LLWLW.

Since 1996, the series is known as the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The teams played the trophy 14 times. Australia won the trophy 5 times, whereas, India won 8 times. Once the series resulted as draw, as per the rule the Trophy was retained by India, the previous series winner.

When touring Australia by the Indian team, the teams met to play bilateral series 12 times, out of them, the host won the series 8 times and the visitors also won just once, though, the recent one. 3 series resulted in a draw.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Australia against India in Australia are LWWWD.

This is going to be the 7th Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which is played in Australia. The host won 4 times and lost just once with 1 draw.

The teams completed 98 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 42 times, whereas the opponent won 28 times with 27 draws, and interesting 1 tied game. The teams played consecutive 13 test without any draw between 2008 and 2014. The teams also played the matches without any draw for nearly 12 years for 12 tests.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia against India are DLWLL.

The teams played 48 matches as part of Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Australia won 18 times, and India won 20 times, whereas 10 matches concluded as draw.

On the soil of Australia, the teams faced each other 48 times. out of them, the Australian team received victory 29 times and defeated only 7 times with 12 draws. 

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia against India in Australia are DLWLD.

The teams played 23 matches on Australian venue as part of Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Australia won 13 times, and India won only 4 times, whereas 6 matches concluded as draw.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the Table topper (Australia) and third rank (India) team. The host is just 2 points ahead of the visitors.

If the host will win the series by 4-nil, then the host will earn 8 points, but in case of losing the series with 4 defeats, then the team will lose the 8 points and become third in the table. 

If the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn7 points, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 6 points with 2 position down. 

In case, the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 5 points with 2 rank down in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 5 points. 

If, the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 3 points with 2 rank down in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 3 points. 

Drawing the series will cause the team not losing any points but lose one rank in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia are WWWWW.

Pink Sydney Test 2020

Last 5 (completed) day-night match results of Australia are WWWWW.

If the visiting team will win the series by 4-nil, then the host will earn 8 points and become table topper, but in case of losing the series with 4 defeats, then the team will lose the 7 points with no change in position. 

If the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 7 points and become table topper, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 6 points with no change in position. 

In case, the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 4 points without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 5 points, and become table topper. 

If, the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 3 points without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 4 points, and become table topper. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 1 point with unaffected ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India are LLWWW.

New Zealand vs India Test series 2020 – 2nd Test

Last 5 (completed) day-night match results of India are W – – – -.

First ever Day/Night Test in India

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Adelaide shows the weather would be mixture of partly cloudy to mostly sunny throughout the match. First two days and fifth day would be partly cloudy, forth day would be mostly sunny and the third day would b sunny. There is less to no chance of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be from 0% to 5% for the first four days, but 25% on the fifth day. The temperature would be normal and between 10-26 Celsius. The wind would be between 18 – 28 km/h.

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 69 times out of 78 games, and the selection favors the teams, and the teams won 31 times and lost 20 times with 18 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WWLLW.

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 3 times out of 4 day-night games, and the selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won just once and lost twice.

Last 5 (completed) day-night match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WLL – -.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, won just once and lost 7 times with 1 draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LLLWD.

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened just once out of 4 day-night games, and the selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams never won, yet but lost the game.

Last 5 (completed) day-night match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are L – – – -.

Overall, 32 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 27 times with 19 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WWLLL.

Overall, once the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost thrice in day-night test cricket.

Last 5 (completed) day-night match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WLLL -.

Particularly, for Australia, the team won the toss 40 times in 78 games. The team won 23 times and lost just 9 times with 8 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue, while winning the toss, are WWWDW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue, while losing the toss, are LWWWD.

The first batting team won the matches 38 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 21 times with 19 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WWWLL.

The first batting team won the day-night matches twice. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the day-night matches twice, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WWLL -.

The lowest defended total was 186 in 1993, and the highest successful chase 315 in 1902.

The lowest defended total in day-night game was 353, and the highest successful chase in day-night game was 187. 

The first inning lowest total was 82 in 1951, and the highest total was 674 runs in 1948. For the second inning, the lowest total was 100 (completed innings) in 1892, whereas highest was 624 run in 1983. For the third inning, the lowest total was 111 (completed innings) in 1955, whereas highest was 616 runs in 1969. And for the forth inning, the lowest total was 110 (completed innings) in 1999, whereas highest was 445 runs in 1978.

The batting average of the first innings is 40.52 and 36.06 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 33.41, and 30.39 is for the forth innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 12 times at the venue. The host won 7 times, and lost just twice with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia against India at the venue are LWWDL.

Both the teams never faced each other in the day-night game at the venue. The upcoming encounter between the team will be the first.

Last 5 (completed) day-night match results of Australia against India at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has an excellent record at the venue, and won 41 times out of 78 played games and lost just 18 times with 19 draws. Whereas, the visiting team won twice only and lost 7 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue are WLWWW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India at the venue are LWWDL.

The home side has an ideal record in the day-night plays at the venue, and won all 4 times out of 4 played games and never lost, yet. Whereas, the visiting team will be having the first day-night outing at the venue

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue are WWWW -.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India at the venue are – – – – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Australia:

The home side would go with the 3 pacers and a spinner combination. The team may introduce the pace all-rounder C. Green.

Australia Eleven: J. Burns, M. Wade, M. Labuschagne, S. Smith, T. Head, C. Green, T. Paine, P. Cummins, M. Starc, J. Hazlewood, N. Lyon

India:

The visitors would like to go with the 3 pacers and a spin combination. The team has a spin batting all-rounder, H. Vihari.

India Eleven: P. Shaw, M. Agarwal, C. Pujara, V. Kohli, A. Rahane, H. Vihari, W. Saha, R. Ashwin, M. Shami, J. Bumrah, U. Yadav

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.
*Notes: D means draw in “last five series or matches results”.