December 3, 2018 / 8:01 AM / 7 days ago

FACTBOX-Cricket-Australia v India test series

    Dec 3 (Reuters) - Factbox on the four-test series between
Australia and India, which begins on Thursday (times in brackets
GMT):
    
   SCHEDULE
   First test:
   Dec. 6-10   10:30 a.m. (0000) - Adelaide Oval 
   Second test:
   Dec. 14-18  10:20 a.m. (0220) - Perth Stadium 
   Third test:
   Dec. 26-30  10:30 a.m. (2330) - Melbourne Cricket Ground
   Fourth test:
   Jan. 3-7    10:30 a.m.  (2330) - Sydney Cricket Ground
    
   AUSTRALIA
   World ranking: Fifth
   Captain: Tim Paine
   Coach: Justin Langer
    
   Top ranked batsman: Usman Khawaja (11)
   Top ranked bowler: Pat Cummins (7)
    
   Recent form (Opponent/Venue/Result):
   October
   Pakistan   Dubai       Draw
   Pakistan   Abu Dhabi   Lost by 373 runs
        
   March/April
   South Africa   Durban           Won by 118 runs
   South Africa   Port Elizabeth   Lost by six wickets
   South Africa   Cape Town        Lost by 322 runs
   South Africa   Johannesburg     Lost by 492 runs
    
   Squad - Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun
Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine
(captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan
Lyon, Chris Tremain, Peter Siddle.
    
   INDIA
   World ranking: First
   Captain: Virat Kohli
   Coach: Ravi Shastri
    
   Top ranked batsman: Virat Kohli (1)
   Top ranked bowler: Ravindra Jadeja (5)
    
   Recent form (Opponent/Venue/Result):
   October
   West Indies   Rajkot      Won by an innings and 272 runs
   West Indies   Hyderabad   Won by 10 wickets
    
   August/September
   England   Birmingham   Lost by 31 runs
   England   Lord's       Lost by innings and 159 runs
   England   Nottingham   Won by 203 runs
   England   Southampton  Lost by 60 runs
   England   The Oval     Lost by 118 runs
    
   June
   Afghanistan   Bengaluru   Won by an innings and 262 runs
    
   Squad - Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul,
Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain),
Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel,
Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed
Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar
Kumar.
    
   PREVIOUSLY     
   Australia v India tests
   Matches         94
   Australia wins  41
   India wins      26
   Draws           26
   Ties             1
    
   Previous India tours of Australia
(Year/Tests/Winners/Result):
   1947-1948   Five   Aus   4-0
   1967-1968   Four   Aus   4-0
   1977-1978   Five   Aus   3-2
   1980-1981   Three  Drawn 1-1
   1985-1986   Three  Drawn 0-0
   1991-1992   Five   Aus   4-0
   1999-2000   Three  Aus   3-0
   2003-2004   Four   Drawn 1-1
   2007-2008   Four   Aus   2-1
   2011-2012   Four   Aus   4-0
   2014-2015   Four   Aus   2-0

 (Compiled by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru, editing by Nick
Mulvenney)
  
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