India will face Australia tomorrow in its second match in the ICC World Cup 2019
After a clean victory against South Africa, India is all set to roar against the kangaroos on 9th of June in their 2nd match of the World Cup 2019. This rivalry is going to be witnessed by the historical ground of Oval.
IND Vs AUS Head to head in World Cup so far
Both the teams played 11 matches head to head in World Cup so far, where the Aussies dominated India in 8 of them. Considering the last two World Cup matches both the team banks one match each. Team India last won against Australia in 2011 world cup quarter final, knocking out Australia from of the tournament. While again Australia brings back history to repeat by defeating India with a margin of 95 runs in the 2015 World Cup at Sydney. Again, last time these two teams met on The Oval ground on 4th of June, 1999 where Australia triumphed over India by a margin of 77 runs.
But India can modify the history at Oval on Sunday, 9th of June. The venue has seen slower bowlers have a big say in the last three matches so far. In the last three games combined, spinners have accounted for 15 wickets with pacers too banking on slower ones and cutters. The world class bowlers like Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada had to rely on variations to get wickets. So, India is positioning an advantage in this game as the pacers like Jaspreet Bumrah and Bhubaneswar Kumar is present in the team. And experts have already indicated that the spinners of India can ravage any batting order. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are playing the role of the limb of Indian bowling unit in this World Cup. The principal batting unit of Australia somehow faces trouble against spin bowling.
Concerning the batting phase of India, it is quite decent situation for the team as the Ro‘hit-man’ Sharma comes back to form after consecutive failures including the practice matches. Hardik Pandya is playing a destructive role as a finisher. So overall the batting unit of India is all set to overcome the Aussie’s boundary.
So, the settled batting combination, variety in spin bowling, experienced death bowling makes team India a favorites against team Australia. But the match is believed to be high voltage as both the team are following the winning streak.
The possible playing eleven for team India– Virat Kohli(C), M.S Dhoni(WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, K. L Rahul, Hardhik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja Bhubaneswar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, JaspritBumrah
The possible playing eleven for team Australia– Aeron Finch(C), David Warner, Usman Khwaja, Shaun Marsh, Steve smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Mitchel Starc, Pet Cummins, Adam Zampa and Jhye Richardson
Story By: Sanat Padhi