Australia vs India Test series is set to begin on December 17. India had won the last Test series 2-1 Down Under, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. This time, Kohli would be available for just one Test due to paternity reasons, but Team India packs enough punch to beat Australia Down Under. There will be a few milestones that could be achieved during Australia vs India Test series Down Under. Cricwizz takes a look.
If India wins the series against Australia, it would be just the second instance of India achieving this feat Down Under. India had won the Test series 2-1 Down Under in 2018-19.
1 ton - If Virat Kohli scores one more ton in the lone Test he plays Down Under, he will reach 71 international tons and equal Ricky Ponting's tally of 71 international centuries. Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 100 international tons.
1 ton - Virat Kohli and Steve Smith need one more ton each to become the joint scorer of most tons in Australia vs India Test series along with Sunil Gavaskar and Ricky Ponting's 8 tons. Kohli and Smith have 7 tons each currently. Tendulkar tops the list with 11 tons.
178 runs - Ajinkya Rahane needs 178 runs to score 1000 runs against Australia in Tests. He currently has 822 runs @ 37.36 in 13 Tests against Australia.
15 wickets - Nathan Lyon needs 15 wickets to bag 100 wickets against India in Tests. He currently has 85 wickets @ 32.60 in 18 Tests against India. Only Anil Kumble has over 100 wickets (111) in Australia vs India Tests.
16 wickets - Josh Hazlewood needs 16 wickets to bag 50 wickets against India in Tests to become just the sixth Australian to achieve this feat against India in Test cricket.
19 wickets - Mitchell Starc needs 19 wickets to bag 50 wickets against India in Tests to become just the sixth Australia to achieve this feat against India in Test cricket.
19 wickets - Mohammed Shami needs 19 wickets to bag 50 wickets against Australia in Tests to become the 11th Indian to achieve this feat against Australia in Test cricket.
160 runs - C Pujara is 160 runs short of 6000 Test runs. He currently has 5840 runs @ 48.66 in 77 Tests.
10 wickets - Nathan Lyon needs 10 wickets to reach 400 wickets in his career. He currently has 390 wickets @ 31.58 in 96 Tests.
20 wickets - Mohammed Shami needs 20 wickets to bag 200 wickets in his Test career. He currently has 180 wickets @ 27.36 in 49 Tests.
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