The focus shifts to a bigger picture after an enthralling white ball series between India and Australia where both the teams fought hard and have won a series each. The all important Border-Gavaskar trophy kickstarts with the day-night test on 17th December in Adelaide.
Here, let us see the top 7 run-scorers from both the sides in the last 10 years in test cricket.
7. Ajinkya Rahane
The Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane started the tour with a majestic century in the first warm-up game against James Pattinson led Australia. Over the years, the Mumbaikar loves batting against Australia and has scored 822 runs in 13 tests at an average of 37. He has scored 1 century and 5 half-centuries.
One of the most prolific and underrated test players in Michael Clarke has scored tons of runs in the 2011 series against India which shoots up his tally against India in the last 10 years. He has scored 1047 runs from just 8 games at an unbelievable average of 80 including 4 centuries and a solitary half-century
5. Murali Vijay
One of the best modern day openers in Murali Vijay stands 5th on this list. He has played 13 tests against Australia in the last 10 years and has scored 1074 runs including 3 100s and 6 50s.
4. David Warner
The pocket dynamite has been a prolific run scorer against India. He played some mind-boggling innings in the 2014 tour down under. He has 1081 runs in 16 games which includes 4 100s and 3 50s.
3. Steve Smith
The modern day great and the best Test batsman in the last decade or so stands 3rd here largely due to missing the series in 2018. He averages a whopping 84 against India in 10 tests scoring 1429 runs including 7 100s and 3 50s.
2. Cheteshwar Pujara
The wall of Indian cricket in the last 8 years or so, Cheteshwar Pujara loves to bat against Australia. He has 1546 runs in 15 tests at an average of 61 to go with 5 100s and 6 50s
1. Virat Kohli
The modern master Virat Kohli is #1 on this list. He has a rich history against Australia and it is also fair to say that his career started with a century in Adelaide in 2011-2012 tour to Australia. He has scored 1604 runs in 19 tests at an average of 48 including 7 100s and 4 50s.