After a disappointing ODI series, Indians will be eager to get on to the field to maintain their winning momentum at least in this format of the game. They whitewashed New Zealand in their own backyard in the 5 match T20I series earlier this year but that series could have gone either ways.
As said by the Indian captain Virat Kohli earlier this year that ODIs are irrelevant but T20Is will be having the top most priority as it is important to build the team for the upcoming WT20 in India in 2021. India have several missing pieces in their squad and this should be a good little experiment for them to find the solution to it.
Here, let us take a look at the top 7 leading run-getters from both sides since 2010 in the shortest format of the game.
The southpaw has a staggering record against the Australians in this format of the game and he has scored 283 runs since 2010 against them in 10 games at an average of 56 and with a strike rate of 161.
One of the greatest players in the history of T20 cricket and not just T20Is. He is regarded as the greatest all rounder in this format. There are no surprises that Shane Watson finds his name in this list with 302 runs with a destructive strike rate of 158. He averages 50 runs per game.
5. MS Dhoni
The 2 time world cup winning captain, MS Dhoni is #5 on this list with 313 runs in 17 games at a strike rate of 112.
4. Rohit Sharma
In 19 games, the destructive opener has amassed 318 runs at an average of 22 with a strike rate of mid 130s.
3. Glenn Maxwell
One of the fiercest cricketers in the world cricket in Glenn Maxwell is 3rd on this list with 353 runs. He strikes at a healthy rate of 135 and boasts an average of 35.
2. Aaron Finch
The Skipper of Australia stands 2nd on this list with 405 runs. He has played 19 games and averages 31 with a strike rate of 137.
1. Virat Kohli
There are no prizes for guessing it as the King Kohli is at the top of the list with some mind-blowing numbers. He has scored 584 runs in 16 games against Australia in the last 10 years. He strikes at 147 averaging a whopping 64 runs per game.
The first T20I starts on 4th December in Canberra