Both sides are fierce competitors and are led by one of the top two or three best batsmen in world cricket right now, but there couldn't be a bigger disparity between the form of hosts India and tourists Australia as the pair look are set to renew hostilities in a brief, but likely intense 5-match One Day International series starting tonight in Chennai. However, it was not enough as India clinched the game and the seven-match series 3-2 with two matches being abandoned.
But then, all that perception will take a backseat when both sides lock horns at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday for the first ODI.
So much so that after the conclusion of the Border-Gavaskar series, either captains were asked about the status of their friendship. Peter Handscomb has been drafted into the squad as his replacement, but he will not reach Chennai in time for this first ODI.
Here's look at some important numbers over the years in ODIs played between India and Australia.
4 scalps needed by Mohammad Shami to overtake Virender Sehwag (94) in India's ODI bowlers' list.
Without going into stats which in any case are flying around, India have done exceptionally well in the past year or so as most key series' have been played at home. But unfortunate for the opener, he failed to make it to the World Cup 2011 squad that was held in India.
"We are backing Ajinkya Rahane at the top of the order". All those things are to get that aspect of mind games which I think creates an excitement for the fans watching as well. Besides Adam Zampa, Smith has the chance of playing with three more spin options in the side in Ashton Agar, Travis Head and Glenn Maxwell - each of who spent considerable amount of time bowling in the nets on Saturday. With scores of 4, 17 and 7 in three matches, he was dropped from the fifth game.
On KL Rahul, Virat said that he is an outstanding talent and has proved himself in all formats. However, Australia had an indifferent run with their early Champions Trophy exit and then they had a tough time levelling the Test series against Bangladesh. However, Kohli's immediate challenge is to find a role for a Rahane, who might have little to do when the regulars are back, and ensure that Rahul doesn't feel shortchanged in a new batting position. "If we follow that, I am sure we would be fine". Because we believe that he has the ability. Yes, their record at home has been awesome, considering they have overwhelmed England and Australia, their overseas success is limited to winning in the West Indies and Sri Lanka. "There aren't too many in the world", Smith said.
"Whenever they have an opportunity to bat wherever, they will be happy to do it". Australia lost but I think they should certainly take a lot of confidence out of the way they played in the Indian conditions.
Cincinnati won the first three games of the series including beginning in the Texans' inaugural year of 2002 until October 2005. Now he gets a chance to build from the ground up with his new starter under center, while Tom Savage takes on a backup role.
He would be looking to hold the election in November though that would mean it would not be possible to finish next year's budget. The country's previous government was toppled by the Panama Papers scandal over offshore tax havens.
That tax would have raised about $50 million in the first year and $77 million in the second year of the budget. Still, there remain obstacles, including passing the House and getting approval from the governor, he admitted.
On Wednesday a generator left running inside a garage killed one dog and seriously injured another from carbon monoxide poisoning. Thursday, Georgia Power reported almost 165,000 of its customers were still affected.
Broward County hadn't identify this nursing home as a "top-tier, critical infrastructure" facility, he said. However, when she showed up to work, paramedics were barring the doors and telling her she could not enter.
Lamar Jackson has started the 2017 season much the way he played most of the 2016 season in which he won the Heisman Trophy . Two series later, Clemson was in trouble after Ray-Ray McCloud's fumble left Auburn set up just 10 yards from a touchdown.
Park had been six over through just five holes in the rain and wind before play was abandoned and all scores wiped. The US Women's Open champion regrouped and had seven birdies and an eagle to lead the tournament by two shots.
Dow And S&P 500 Climb To New Record Closing Highs
The gauge ended previous year at 2,238.83, sailing past 2,300 on February 9 and crossed 2,400 three months later. Energy firms were higher, but technology, health care and real estate companies weighed on the markets.
No third party in NE: China on Japan FDI plan
The Bhartiya Janata Party on Saturday responded to China's objection to Japan showing interest in investment in Northeast. Hua had even said that India and China are now trying to seek a solution through negotiations.
Coutinho & Sturridge start against Burnley
You can not create in each situation a finishing situation, but we did it absolutely often enough. Klopp explained: "I'm not happy, I'm angry with the result but pleased with the performance".
'At least four dead' after M5 crash
Interstates England said the "early desire" is that the M5 "will stay shut in the two bearings late into tonight". South Western Ambulance Service Trust said a dozen ambulances and a critical care team were working at the scene.
Revenge taken in name of accountability: Maryam Nawaz
In reply to a question, she said the leader of the ruling party is Nawaz Sharif and "all of us" are united under his leadership. The former first lady is under treatment for cancer in London. "Nisar calls me his daughter", she said.
Brathwaite's 8000-mile trip pays off as Windies beat England
Adil Rashid (3-25) and Liam Plunkett (2-27) put the brakes on West Indies' run spree once Gayle was run out in the seventh over. To celebrate the achievement, Gayle smashed the next delivery from Willey straight over his head and into the media centre.
Air Force Drops 29-13 Contest at #7 MI
Nordin then easily made a 49-yard field goal with only 4 seconds remaining in the second period to put MI up 9-6 at intermission. Running back Ty Isaac does have nine carries for 61 rushing yards, but MI is now being outrushed as a team by the Falcons.
Oldest person in the world dies in Jamaica at age 117
Brown told them it was still a little "like slavery" and was hard, but little by little Jamaica had become a good place. Loops News quoted Brown in an interview a year ago as reflecting on life following the emancipation of Jamaica .
Alphons stokes row over high oil prices
Meanwhile, the Congress is planning a nationwide agitation against the increase on central excise duty on petrol and diesel. Somebody who has a vehicle , bike etc is not starving. "That person is certainly not starving".
France open up 2-1 lead in Lille
Sunday's singles matches will feature Belgium's David Goffin against Nick Kyrgios, who has never lost to Goffin. Millman missed the first four months of the year with a groin injury but made it to the third round at the U.S.