The series is being viewed as India’s best chance to end their Test series jinx in Australia.
The Indian cricket team has never won a Test series Down Under but with star batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner not being part of the Australian squad due to their roles in the ball-tampering scandal, the visitors for the first time.
We look at the top five Indian batsmen who could make a big impact in Australia and lead the visitors to their first Test series triumph Down Under:
‘King Kohli’, the name he goes by nowadays, is the number 1-ranked Test batsman in the world and has been in top form this year in all formats. This year, Kohli has played a total of 10 Test matches so far, scoring 1,063 runs, including four centuries, at an average of 59.05. Out of the 10 Tests, eight were outside of India — five in England and three in South Africa.
In the five Tests in England, Kohli amassed 593 runs at an average of 59.30 while in South Africa, the Indian skipper scored 286 runs in 3 Tests at an average of 47.66.