The 2023 ODI World Cup is all set to kickstart on October 5th with an opening match between England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, the hosts India will begin their campaign on October 8 against Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium In Chennai. Notably, both teams recently played a three-match ODI series in India where India emerged as winners by 2-1. Now both teams will lock horns once again to kick start their World Cup campaign.
Talking about their World Cup history, India and Australia have faced each other 12 times in a marquee event. Australia have an upper hand as they defeated India eight times in the World Cup, while India came out victorious on four occasions. However, the numbers aren’t enough to tell about intense pressure among fans when both teams take the field against each other. The India – Australia rivalry always creates a high-octane drama and produces so many memorable moments from the cricket field.
Australia have given so many heartbreaks to the Indian fans, from defeating India in the 2003 World Cup final to win the title, to knocking India out of the tournament in the 2015 World Cup semi final. However, India were also ahead of Australia on a few occasions, including one during the 2011 World Cup quarter final when they knocked the defending champions out of the tournament and advanced into the semi-finals.
Now it’s time for another chapter in the India – Australia World Cup rivalry and fans will be expecting another exciting World Cup encounter. There are also high chances that these two teams may face each other again in the semi finals.
Let’s have a look at the Head to Head records between India and Australia in different formats
IND vs AUS Head-to-Head in ODI World Cup
Both India and Australia have met each other 12 times in the history of ODI World Cup, out of which Australia come out victorious on eight occasions, while India have won four games against them on the big occasion. Their first World Cup encounter took place in 1983, where Australia defeated India by 162 runs. However, India settled the scores when they met again in the same edition and registered 118-run win against Australia. Meanwhile, Australia have also registered big wins against India in crucial matches, including one in the 2003 World Cup final, where the Aussies defeated India by 125 runs to clinch the title for the third time. While the another win came in the 2015 World Cup semi final where Australia won by 95 runs to make into the finals. However, India also got their chance against Australia in 2011 World Cup, when they defeated the previous three times defending champions and made into the semi finals.
|First Played||13 June 1983|
|Last Played||09 June 2019|
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IND vs AUS Head-to-Head in T20 World Cup
Talking about the T20 World Cup, India have a upper hand against Australia in the shortest format. Both teams met each other five times in the T20 World Cup where India come out victorious on three occasions, while Australia have won two. The first India – Australia T20 World Cup encounter took place during the semi final of the inaugural edition in 2007, where India defeated Australia by 15 runs to make into the finals. Their latest encounter took place during the 2016 T20 World Cup, where India knocked Australia out of the tournament to qualify for the semi finals.
|First Played||22nd September 2007|
|Last Played||27th March 2016|
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IND vs AUS Head-to-Head in T20Is
|First Played||22nd September 2007.|
|Last Played||25th September, 2022|
IND vs AUS Head-to-Head in ODIs
|First Played||06 December 1980|
|Last Played||27 September 2023|
IND vs AUS Head to Head in Tests
|First Played||28 November 1947|
|Last Played||11 June 2023|
India Cricket ODI World Cup 2023 Full Team Player List
India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
Aus Cricket ODI World Cup 2023 Full Team Player List
Australia squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.