Are you excited to know the intriguing challenges for the IND vs AUS 5th match CWC 2023 that commences on 8th October 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
One of the most awaited matches of the tournament between India and Australia is set to begin with both teams having their best playing XI to compete against each other.
Also, the interesting fact to be observed is that India and Australia will face each other World Cup match that takes place in India after 12 years. Previously, India and Australia faced each other during the Quarterfinals of the ICC World Cup 2011 at Narendra Modi Stadium A Ground, Ahmedabad (INDIA).
In this article, we will discuss the interesting facts and stats of the IND vs AUS 5th match CWC 2023.
Table of Contents
- 1 Head To Head Record of IND vs AUS in ICC World Cup matches: Challenges for IND vs AUS 5th match CWC 2023
- 2 1. IND vs AUS World Cup 1983: Australia won by 162 runs
- 3 2. IND vs AUS World Cup 1983: India won by 118 runs
- 4 3. IND vs AUS World Cup 1987: Australia won by 1 run
- 5 4. IND vs AUS World Cup 1987: India Won by 56 runs
- 6 5. IND vs AUS World Cup 1992: Australia won by 1 run
- 7 6. IND vs AUS World Cup 1996: Australia won by 16 runs
- 8 7. IND vs AUS World Cup 1999 Super Six: Australia won by 77 runs
- 9 8. IND vs AUS World Cup 2003: Australia won by 9 Wickets
- 10 9. IND vs AUS World Cup 2003 Finals: Australia won by 125 runs
- 11 10. IND vs AUS World Cup 2011 Quarter-Finals: India Won by 5 wickets
- 12 11. IND vs AUS World Cup 2015 Semi-Finals: Australia Won by 95 runs
- 13 12. IND vs AUS World Cup 2019: India won by 36 runs
- 14 What are the Challenges for IND vs AUS 5th match CWC 2023?
Head To Head Record of IND vs AUS in ICC World Cup matches: Challenges for IND vs AUS 5th match CWC 2023
India and Australia have competed against each other in World Cup matches 12 times, out of which Australia has dominated India most of the times with 8 wins and 4 losses.
Here are the detailed facts about the head-to-head challenges of IND vs AUS in World Cup matches:
1. IND vs AUS World Cup 1983: Australia won by 162 runs
This was the first match India faced against Australia in the World Cup on 13th June 1983 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Australians batting first posted a high score of 320-9 in 60 overs. India was unsuccessful in chasing the target by scoring only 158-10 in 37.5 Overs.
2. IND vs AUS World Cup 1983: India won by 118 runs
On 20th June 1983, India batting first against Australia on 20th June 1983 at County Ground, Chelmsford posted a total of 247-10 runs in 55.2 overs and Australia failed to chase the target under 60 overs with a score of 129-10 in 38.2 overs of the match.
3. IND vs AUS World Cup 1987: Australia won by 1 run
This match was one of the nail-biting finishes between India and Australia in the World Cup matches. On 9th October 1987, Australia batting first at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, posted a challenging total of 271-6 in 50 overs. Indian cricket team gave their best efforts in chasing the target but were unsuccessful as they could score 269-10 in 49.5 overs.
4. IND vs AUS World Cup 1987: India Won by 56 runs
On 22nd October 1987, India batting first at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi posted a huge total of 289-6 in 50 overs against Australia. The top performance of Indian bowlers restricted Australia to a score of 233-10 in 49 overs.
5. IND vs AUS World Cup 1992: Australia won by 1 run
The match was played at The Gabba, Brisbane on 1st March 1992, Australia scored 237-9 in 50 overs and India tried to chase the target but could score only 234-10 in 47 overs. Australia won against India by 1 run playing under the revised conditions due to the severe rains leading to the interruption of the match.
6. IND vs AUS World Cup 1996: Australia won by 16 runs
On 27th February 1996, Australia batted first at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, and posted an average total of 250-10 in 50 overs. India couldn’t successfully chase the target even after Sachin Tendulkar’s supportive performance of 90 runs from 84 balls ( including 14 fours and 1 six). Finally, India managed to score only 242-10 in 48 overs.
7. IND vs AUS World Cup 1999 Super Six: Australia won by 77 runs
During the knockout stages of the Super Six matches, Australia scored 282-6 in 50 overs batting first at The Oval, London on 4th June 1999.
India couldn’t chase the target even after a brilliant century from Ajay Jadeja (100 runs from 138 including 7 fours and 2 sixes), as India could manage to score only 205-10 in 48.2 overs.
8. IND vs AUS World Cup 2003: Australia won by 9 Wickets
On 15th February 2003, Australian bowlers restricted India to a low-scoring total of 125-10 in 41.4 overs. Australian batsmen easily chased the target at SuperSport Park, Centurion by scoring 128-1 in 22.2 overs.
9. IND vs AUS World Cup 2003 Finals: Australia won by 125 runs
On 23rd March 2023, Australia posted a highly challenging total of 359-2 in 50 overs as the Australian Skipper Ricky Ponting’s destructive performance of 140 runs from 121 balls( including 4 fours and 8 sixes) made it impossible for the Indian Cricket team to chase a huge target during the pressurized moments of the finals match played at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
India could only score 234-10 in 39.2 Overs, which led to Australia winning their 3rd World Cup Title.
10. IND vs AUS World Cup 2011 Quarter-Finals: India Won by 5 wickets
On 24 March 2011, India chasing a target of 261 runs against Australia in order to qualify for the semi-finals seemed to be a challenging task as the Australian bowlers completely tried to dominate the Indian batting attack. However, the brilliant contributions of Sachin Tendulkar ( 53 runs from 68 balls – including 7 fours), Gautam Gambhir ( 50 runs from 64 balls -including 2 fours), and Yuvraj Singh (57 runs from 65balls -including 8 fours) guided the Indian cricket team to the semi-finals of the tournament as India successfully chased the target by scoring 261-5 in 47.4 overs at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad.
11. IND vs AUS World Cup 2015 Semi-Finals: Australia Won by 95 runs
On 26th March 2015, Australia posted a high total of 328-7 in 50 overs at Sydney Cricket Ground. Despite Indian Skipper MS Dhoni’s struggling performance of 65 runs from balls ( including 3 fours and 2 sixes), none of the Indian batsmen performed well as India could only score 233-10 in 46.5 overs.
12. IND vs AUS World Cup 2019: India won by 36 runs
On 9th June 2019, India batted first at The Oval, London, and scored a high total of 352-5 in 50 overs. However, the Australian Batsmen tried their best efforts to chase a huge target but were unsuccessful as they scored only 316-10 in 50 overs.
Challenges for IND vs AUS 5th match CWC 2023: Were the IND vs AUS ODI series 2023 warm-up matches for both teams?
The 3-match ODI series for IND vs AUS was recently held in India ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023. India won the 3-match ODI series against Australia with 2-1.
Also, the warm-up matches for the Indian cricket team against England and Netherlands ahead of the grand ICC World Cup 2023 were abandoned without a single ball being bowled due to severe rains.
Here is the most frequently asked query on behalf of every cricket fan:
Should the Indian Cricket Team consider the IND vs AUS 3-match ODI series as a warm-up match ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023?
The answer would be partially NO! This is because the Indian cricket team rested its key players for 2 out of 3 ODI matches such as:
- Rohit Sharma
- Virat Kohli
- Hardik Pandya
- Mohammed Siraj
- Jasprit Bumrah.
Additionally, India lost the 3rd ODI match of this series against Australia by 66 runs even after the inclusion of the above-listed key players.
What are the Challenges for IND vs AUS 5th match CWC 2023?
Since Australia has won 8 out of 12 matches against India in the ICC World Cup as discussed above in detail, here are the interesting challenges for IND vs AUS 5th Match CWC 2023:
- Australia experienced a complete 50-over warm-up game against Pakistan whereas India did not get a chance to play warm-up matches due to severe rains.
- There is uncertainty about the Indian opening batsman Shubman Gill’s presence against Australia after being tested positive for dengue fever.
- Rohit Sharma vs David Warner: It would be interesting to watch the interesting battle between the destructive opening batsmen of both teams- Rohit Sharma (India) and David Warner. Also, there are higher chances for Rohit Sharma to break records in ICC World Cup 2023 with his present form.
- There is uncertainty about the new opening batsman along with Rohit Sharma for the Indian cricket team to fulfill the absence of Shubman Gill.
- Shubman Gill’s absence would pave an opportunity for Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul to open the innings along with Rohit Sharma.
- Though Suryakumar Yadav has excellent batting techniques and good finishing skills in T20Is, he hasn’t played many ODI innings and would look to secure his place as the best ODI batsman. Also, it would be challenging for Suryakumar Yadav to adapt himself according to the ODI matches.
- The No.4 batting position for team India has always been a concern with the multiple options of having multiple talented batsmen such as Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan
- Recently, Australia lost their 5-match ODI series against South Africa with 2-3. Also, the struggling middle order for Australia resulted in losing 3 consecutive matches against South Africa with more than 100 runs. It would be challenging for Australia to improve the performance of their middle-order batsmen.
- The pitch conditions at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai is generally dry with hot and humid conditions that favor spinners as well as teams batting first at this venue. Gradually, the pitch tends to slow down during the 2nd innings of the match. It would be challenging for the Indian cricket team to bat at this venue during the 2nd innings.
- This is the 2nd time, India will be playing against Australia at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai in World Cup matches after 1987. India lost against Australia in the group matches of World Cup 1987 at this venue by just 1 run
- India won only 4 out of 12 matches against Australia – Batting First (3 matches) and Batting Second (1 match).
- It would be a tough challenge for Rohit Sharma as an Indian Cricket Team Captain to win against a strong team like Australia, that have dominated many times against India in World Cup matches.
Overall, the concept of overcoming the challenges for IND vs AUS 5th match CWC 2023 makes it evident that teams winning the toss and choosing to bat first have a higher probability of winning against their opposition at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.