The Indian cricket team have been the most dominant team in the world of cricket recently, especially at home (in India). Team India have been nothing short of an unbeatable force at home in the ODI Bilateral series.
While the Indian cricket team’s performance in the World Cups have not been the best, whether it is the 2019’s 50 overs Cricket World Cup or 2021 and 2022’s T20 World Cup, the Indian team have managed to keep its dominance in the white ball Bilateral series.
The year 2023 has also been nothing short of dominance from the Indian team. Before the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series, the Indian have already won 2 white ball Bilateral series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Team India’s dominance is huge ODI series. India’s next ODI series will be against Australia after the 4 match Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series ends. Australia will be trying to end India’s dominance in ODI Bilateral series in India. But do you know, there have been occasions when India have been beaten in an ODI Bilateral in India.
India vs Australia, 2019
The first series that makes it to our list the Australia’s tour of India back in the year 2019. Team India and Australia played a 5 ODI series in March, 2019. Team India won the opening 2 matches of the series in Hyderabad and Nagpur. However, Australia scripted an emphatic comeback to win the next 3 matches and win the series 2-3.
India vs South Africa, 2015
The next team who were able to defeat the Indian cricket team in India is none other than South Africa. It was in 2015 when South Africa registered 2-3 series over the hosts. South Africa won the opening ODI but India won the next match, the same was the case for the next 2 matches as well, making it 2-2. The series decider was won South Africa, making it a 2-3 win in the 5 match ODI series.
India vs Pakistan, 2012-2013
The 3rd and the last series in our list is the one that hurt the Indian cricket fans the most as it was against none other than their biggest rival Pakistan. In a 3 match ODI series, Pakistan won the opening 2 matches in Chennai and Kolkata to seal the series with 1 match to go that the Indian team eventually won in Delhi. Meanwhile the interesting fact is that, this was the last time that Pakistan visited India for a series.