Australia have always been a nation that has caused all sorts of problems for the Indian cricket team for the ages as far as the ODI format is concerned. History tells us that the Australian cricket team well and truly dominated the Indian side with the help of their resources.
The secret to Australia’s success in international cricket was the fact that they relied on the team rather than counting on the individuals. The more they operated as a collective force, the better they produced results against the top teams and emerge as a successful team, more often than not.
On the other hand, very few Indian cricketers ruffled Australia’s feathers and gave them a run for their money in ODIs. There are only three players who scored 8 or 9 ODI tons against Australia and notably, all of them are Indians. Let’s learn about the names of the three Indians who caused problems for Australia.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
India’s batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has been the vital cog of the team’s batting attack both in Tests and ODIs. The Little Master has often showcased incredible resistance when it mattered the most by causing issues for the Aussies with his extraordinary batting performances. He comes first on the list as he scored nine ODI centuries against the Aussies, the highest by any cricketer against Australia.
2. Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli is widely acknowledged as the current best all-format batsman in the world. He comes next on the list as he scored a total of eight centuries against Australia in ODIs. The veteran cricketer has a great opportunity to surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s overall tally of 9 tons in the future.
3. Rohit Sharma
Indian captain Rohit Sharma literally loves playing against Australia and his performances against them serve as a testament to this fact. The experienced campaigner brought up his maiden ODI century against Australia at Eden Gardens in 2013/14. Overall, he has smacked as many as eight ODI centuries against Australia.
Updated as of July 24, 2023*