Factbox-Cricket-India v Australia test series

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(Reuters) - Following are facts and figures ahead of the four-match test series between India and Australia which begins on Thursday:


First test: Feb. 9-13, Nagpur

Second test: Feb. 17-21, New Delhi

Third test: March 1-5, Dharamsala

Fourth test: March 9-13, Ahmedabad

* Play begins 0400 GMT/0930 local


World ranking: 2

Captain: Rohit Sharma

Coach: Rahul Dravid

Top-ranked batsman: Rohit Sharma (10)

Top-ranked bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin (4)

India squad for first two tests: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat, Ishan Kishan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.


World ranking: 1

Captain: Pat Cummins

Coach: Andrew McDonald

Top-ranked batsman: Marnus Labuschagne (1)

Top-ranked bowler: Pat Cummins (1)

Australia squad: Pat Cummins (captain), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.


Test series: 27

India wins: 10

Australia wins: 12

Draws: 5


2020-21: India beat Australia 2-1 in four-test series in Australia

2018-19: India beat Australia 2-1 in four-test series in Australia

2016-17: India beat Australia 2-1 in four-test series in India

(Compiled by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford & Shri Navaratnam)

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