On Sunday, defending champions, Australia will do battle with another fan favourite, India during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Both come into the match as the favourites and Australia have been unbeaten in all three of their games.
The two teams have met on 11 occasions and Australia have the better track record, winning 8 encounters. They also lead in the highest score score tally with a score of 359 to India’s 289. In addition to that, they lead the lowest score tally, with 128 to 125.
Predicted Playing 11
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
Weather and pitch report
Two of the three games at the Kennington Oval have witnessed scores of over 300. As mentioned before, seam bowling holds the key in this match. Also, the surface for Sunday’s match wears a worn look, along with slight grass covering.
Prediction for match result
Given that they have already won three matches on the trot, Australia will be hard to beat. However, the Indian Cricket team may have a few tricks up their sleeves. Indian will be relatively fresher, since this is only their second match.
In conclusion, this Australia vs India ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game should be highly interesting. Will India manage to one up their rivals or will the Aussies make it nine wins? The last time the Indian cricket team sealed victory over the Australians, was in 2011. Back then, they had the home advantage, and their next meeting saw Australia with the home advantage. Now, this match will be on neutral ground, so it will be interesting to see who emerges victorious.