India vs Australia: 1st ODI venue stats
After winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the fourth consecutive time by the same margin of 2-1, team India will now face Australia in a three-match one-day international series beginning on Friday, March 17, 2023, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The second and the third matches will take place on March 19 and 22 in Visakhapatnam and Chennai, respectively.
Speaking about the Test series, the hosts won the opening two encounters in Nagpur and Delhi before the Kangaroos roared back to clinch the third game in Indore. The tourists were looking to win the final clash in Ahmedabad but had to settle it with a draw. Nevertheless, the Kangaroos and India both qualified for the World Test Championship final which is slated to be played at The Oval from June 07-11 this year.
Talking about the upcoming ODI series, it presents a perfect opportunity for both sides to start fine-tuning their combinations for the World Cup, set to take place in India in October-November this year.
The visitors will continue to miss the services of their regular skipper Pat Cummins who remains at home following his mother’s demise. Steven Smith, who led the Aussies in the last two Tests, will be donning the captaincy hat again for the 50-overs series. ODI regulars Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, and Adam Zampa are back in the squad. For the home side, captain Rohit Sharma will miss the Mumbai match due to family commitments as Hardik Pandya is set to lead in the series opener.
Speaking about the venue, India and Sri Lanka played out the first-ever game back in January 1987. Interestingly, the last ODI that took place was also between India and Australia in 2020, when the Aussies thrashed the hosts by a margin of 10 wickets, chasing 256. The Asian giants have a mixed record here as they have played 19 ODIs with ten victories and nine losses. Notably, India has lost their last three consecutive encounters in Mumbai.
India’s results in ODIs at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai:
|17 Jan 1987||Sri Lanka||Won||10 Runs|
|17 Oct 1987||Zimbabwe||Won||8 Wickets|
|05 Nov 1987||England||Lost||35 Runs|
|30 Oct 1989||West Indies||Lost||8 Wickets|
|20 Oct 1994||West Indies||Won||8 Runs|
|27 Feb 1996||Australia||Lost||16 Runs|
|06 Nov 1996||South Africa||Won||35 Runs|
|14 Dec 1996||South Africa||Won||74 Runs|
|17 May 1997||Sri Lanka||Lost||5 Wickets|
|25 May 1998||Bangladesh||Won||5 Wickets|
|03 Feb 2002||England||Lost||5 Runs|
|01 Nov 2003||Australia||Lost||77 Runs|
|28 Nov 2005||South Africa||Won||5 Wickets|
|17 Oct 2007||Australia||Won||2 Wickets|
|02 Apr 2011||Sri Lanka||Won||6 Wickets|
|23 Oct 2011||England||Won||6 Wickets|
|25 Oct 2015||South Africa||Lost||214 Runs|
|22 Oct 2017||New Zealand||Lost||6 Wickets|
|14 Jan 2020||Australia||Lost||10 Wickets|