Shikhar Dhawan didn’t have the best of the limited-overs series down under but he makes our list for the numbers which people have to know from India’s tour of Australia, limited-overs leg. The ODI series was clinched by the hosts but the visitors came back stronger in the T20I series to make it level in the tour so far.
Here are some numbers which are interesting to glance at from this series.
This was ‘Big Show’ Glenn Maxwell’s strike rate in the recently concluded ODI series against India. He was absolutely brilliant whenever he came out to bat and had a point to prove after a mediocre Indian T20 League with Team Punjab. He was all-guns blazing in the three innings and this was his highest ever strike rate in a limited-overs series.
Australia captain Aaron Finch finished the ODI leg with 249 runs and was the highest run-getter in the series. His one hundred and two fifties in the three innings he led his team to a series win in the ODIs.
This was Indian opener, Shikhar Dhawan’s strike rate from the ODI series. In the three match series, almost 2,000 runs were scored. With average strike rates being around 95 plus, Shikhar was sluggish for most parts of this tour and he wouldn’t be overly delighted with the way things have panned out for him.
Six were the number of wickets debutant T Natarajan managed to pick up in the three match T20I series. ‘Yorker’ Natarajan as he is fondly called now was top class with his skills and backed his ability throughout the series. He finished the series as the highest wicket taker and helped India clinch the T20I series 1-2.
Three was the number of times Josh Hazlewood got the better of Indian captain Virat Kohli in the ODI series. He had the number of ‘King’ Kohli for the majority of the series and picked up the big fish in all three innings. After Junaid Khan and Jhye Richardson, Josh Hazlewood became the third bowler to pick Kohli’s wicket in all matches of an ODI series. The letter ‘J’ certainly haunts the Indian captain.
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