Wankhede Stadium Stats: The first match of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia is to be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It will not be easy for the Indian team to beat Australia here. This is because the previous record of both the teams is telling a similar story. Teams of India and Australia have clashed here four times in the past, in which the Australian team has won three times.
For the first time in Wankhede, the teams of India and Australia clashed in February 1996. Australia defeated India by 16 runs in this ODI. After this, in the ODI held in November 2003, the Kangaroo team defeated India by 77 runs. In the ODI held in October 2007, the Indian team could win here against Australia for the first time. Then Team India won the match by 2 wickets. After this, the last match was again in the name of Australia. Australia beat Team India by 10 wickets here in January 2020.
Overall record of Team India in Wankhede
The overall record of Team India on this ground has also been average. The Indian team has played a total of 19 ODIs on this ground, in which it has won 10 and lost in 9. That is, the winning percentage of the Indian team on this ground has been 52.63.
Hardik Pandya is the captain of Team India in Wankhede
Rohit Sharma will be absent in this first match of ODI series between India and Australia. He will not be a part of this match due to family reasons. In such a situation, Hardik Pandya will take over the command of Team India. This will be the first time that Hardik will captain the Indian ODI team at the international level. Earlier he has captained in T20I. He has led Team India to 8 wins in 11 T20Is.
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