The world's number one Test team Australia takes on world number two India in the 16th meeting for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

India are the current holders with Australia's last series win coming in 2014/15. The upcoming 2023 series will be hosted in India and will be a series of four tests commencing in February.

With this series set up to be an excellent display of quality, it is time to take a trip down memory lane and look at the best five Test series against our Indian rivals.

4. 1977/78 Test series

Result: Australia wins 3-2.

This classic series is the most competitive series between India and Australia ever. It is known for 41-year-old Bob Simpson coming out of retirement to haunt India, finishing as the top run scorer with 539 in total.

The first Test was incredibly close with Australia scoring 166 and India scoring 153. Bob Simpson then did the impossible, returning with 89 from 269 balls with the great Jeff Thomson adding 41 not out. Australia built a good lead with a second innings total of 327.

India then fell agonisingly close scoring 324, losing by 16 runs. Legend Sunil Gavaskar edged behind on 113, but the work of Thomson and Wayne Clark did the damage with nine combined wickets.

The second Test was another belter with Australia in pole position to win the series. Mohinder Amarnath and Chetan Chauhan both fell agonisingly close to centuries with 90 and 88 runs each. India was in a good place with 402 runs on the board.

Until Bob Simpson worked his magic again, battering India for 176 runs with Australia almost matching India's total with 394 runs. Gavsaskar and Amarnath then scored centuries before an Indian collapse left India on 330/9 before declaring.

Bishan Bedi took a 10-wicket haul for the match, but it wasn't enough to stop the Aussies who won with just two wickets in hand thanks to 105 runs from Tony Mann, and 83 from Peter Toohey.

The series took another dramatic twist when India turned up the heat to smash Australia in back-to-back Tests by 222 runs and an innings and two runs.

Bhagwath Chandrasekhar took crazy identical figures with 6/52 from 14.1 overs in the first innings and the same in the second from 20 overs. Bowling Australia for just 213 and 164. The fourth game was much of the same.

Australian fell for a measly 131 with India taking full advantage declaring for 396/8. Six Indian batters totalled over 40 runs in the process. India then did the damage with the ball in the second innings. Australia all out for 263, India winning by an innings and two runs.

The series was now down to the final Test in Adelaide. Chandrasekhar's 5/136 was in vain, with the Aussies piling on 505 runs with centuries for Simpson and Graham Yallop.

India was bowled for 269 with an Australian reply of 256 leaving India with a massive task to win an incredible series. The series wrapping up in stunning fashion with India desperately taking their time to grind out a result. 50's for Amarnath, Gundappa Visnanath, Dilip Vengsarkar and Syed Kirmani meant India scored 445.

The result just, 47 runs short, meant Australia won an incredible 3-2 series with the returning Bob Simpson the hero.