Australia have always been a team that has been the thorn to Team India in ODI cricket in the past. However, the tables have turned since 2010 as India have been a highly competitive team who showcased their credentials and literally posed a serious threat to the Aussies.
Recently, India churned out an ODI series win over the Aussies, which must have certainly augmented their confidence levels in the build-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Case in point, let’s take a glimpse at the two Indian wicketkeepers who accumulated the most 50+ scores against Australia in the 50-over format.
1. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni has been one of the vital cogs of the Indian national set-up during the playing days of his cricketing venture. The former Indian captain has accumulated the most fifty-plus scores against Australia as a wicketkeeper.
MS Dhoni garnered as many as 13 fifty-plus scores against Australia as a wicketkeeper in ODIs. He is one of the six Indians to have reached 10,000 runs in One-Day Internationals. Overall, he has accumulated 10773 runs at an average of 50.6 including 10 centuries and 73 half-centuries.
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2. KL Rahul
KL Rahul is turning out to be one of the most important assets of the Indian cricket team. The classy right-handed batsman is known for his ability to combine the innings with caution and aggression. Apart from his batting credentials, he is known for his captaincy and wicketkeeping abilities.
Although he failed to produce a spark as a captain in the first four games, he ensured to lead the team to nine straight wins so far in international cricket. He has been a pretty good captain in Rohit Sharma’s absence in ODIs. Meanwhile, he comes second on the list as he aggregated 4 fifty-plus scores in six ODIs against Australia. Overall, he has scored 2265 runs in ODIs in 60 games at an average of 48.19 including 6 centuries and 15 fifties.
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Updated as of September 25, 2023.