Top five run scorers when India faced Australia in T20 internationals
The contest between India and Australia is not just about the runs, the wickets and the catches. The heat, even in the coldest of the conditions, can be sensed. India vs Australia games, by no means, are short of entertainment!
After winning the 5-match ODI series against Australia, India will now take on the Aussies in a 3-match T20I series beginning on the 7th of October, 2017.
Players from both the sides have performed their hearts out in the past. Here is a list of leading run scorers when the Indians and the Australians challenged each other in the shortest format.
#5 Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is currently one of the best timers of the cricket ball. The Indian opener, in 13 T20Is against Australia, has scored 264 runs with a strike rate of 135.38. The 'Hit-Man' has three scores in excess of 50 as well against the Aussies.
His highest against Australia came during the ICC World T20 match at Bridgetown on 7th May, 2010. Australia had scored 184/5 thanks to fifties by David Warner and Shane Watson. In reply India could only score 135. But Rohit Sharma scored 79* that included six sixes and four fours. India eventually lost the game by 49 runs.
Having emerged as the leading run scorer in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia, Sharma has a lot to offer in the upcoming T20I series as well.