- The teams won the last five ODIs at the Sydney Cricket Ground, batting first.
- Spinners and fast bowlers have been equally successful at this location.
International cricket will finally return to the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday for the first time since the one-day ODI match between Australia and New Zealand in March 2020. The venue is set to host the first couple of one-day matches of the high-profile series between India and Australia.
The Sydney Cricket Ground have proved to be the best grounds for Australian team so far, as they have won 4 out last 5 ODI’s played here. In fact, Australia defeated India by 34 runs in the previous meeting of the two teams at this location.
Pat Cummins has been an incredibly successful 50-over match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Kolkata Knight Riders star has taken 11 wickets in six matches at an impressive bowling average of 26.82.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has also scored 333 runs in five ODIs at this ground. Unfortunately, the vice-captain of the Indian limited overs team will miss the upcoming series versus the Australian team.
As SCG will host the first two ODIs of the India vs Australia series, here are some important stats you need to know about the previous ODIs played at this stadium.
Sydney Cricket Ground ODI Record
The Sydney Cricket Ground has hosted 150 ODIs in its rich history. The venue has also hosted several Cricket World Cup matches. During the 2015 ICC World Cup, AB de Villiers blasted the West Indies bowling attack as he helped South Africa score a mammoth 408 on the board.
It has been cake walk for another South African player, Imran Tahir. at this ground. He took 9 wickets in 2 ODI’s. Seeing Tahir’s record, Yuzvendra Chahal will be bowling in Sydney.
Stadium Name: Sydney Cricket Ground
City: Sydney, Australia
T20I match played: 150
Won the match from teams batting first: 88
Teams batting won second match with batting: 62
Matched Tie: 0
Highest Individual Score: 164 – Steve Smith against New Zealand, 2016
Best Bowling Figure: 5/15 – Greg Chappell vs. India, 1981
Highest Team Score: 408/5 – South Africa v West Indies, 2015
Minimum Team Score: 63 – India vs Australia, 1981
Highest run chase: 334/8 – in 2011, England vs Australia
Average run rate: 4.60
Average first innings score: 227
Live Scores @ IND vs AUS