After India defeated Australia in the 2nd test match of the 2023 Border Gavaskar Series and retained the BGT for the 4th consecutive time, a raging question has come to the fore – is India better than Australia in cricket? Well, if recent performances are to be considered, it does seem that India is a better team than Australia in cricket. However, there is much more to it than visible to the naked eye. Let us find out in detail and try to find out a definitive answer to this question. 

Well, given the recent performances of India across formats against Australia, it is evident that India has outperformed Australia. Be it in test cricket, ODIs or T20Is, India has had the upper hand over the Aussies but that does not make India a better team than Australia. Be it in the home series or away or even in ICC tournaments in recent times, India has looked like the better team of the two. 

But these stats should not fool anyone considering the fact the Aussies always play their cricket competitively and have won more matches and ICC tournaments than India. So, even if in recent times it might seem India is a far better team than Australia in cricket, the Kangaroos always hold a competitive edge over any of their opponents. It is just the team is undergoing a transition and they do not look like any of the Australian teams from the past. 

India vs Australia Head to Head Statistics

Even though in current times the Indian cricket team has fared way better than Australia but it is Australia that still holds the numbers statistically in overall cricket matches played between the two nations. Australia has a superior overall record against India in test matches and ODIs. However, India has a slight edge over their Aussie counterparts in T20Is. 

Here are the overall stat records to prove our claim. 

Format India WonAustralia WonTotal Matches