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India vs Australia Match Preview, World Cup 2019: Predicted Playing XI, Player List, Can India pull off a second win?

Match preview of India vs Australia World Cup 2019 match, predictions, predicted playing XI, match history, team form, team stats, match stats, pitch update, players list, key players and team squad.

Jun 9, 2019 11:52 IST
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India vs Australia Match Preview, World Cup 2019: Team India is all set for its second face-off against the mighty Australia in a clash of the heavyweights at the Kennington Oval, London. While this will be India's second match of ICC World Cup 2019, Australia will be playing its third match, riding on the back of two consecutive wins.

Where can you watch the India vs Australia World Cup 2019 match?

Official Broadcaster: India vs Australia 2019 ICC World Cup match will be officially broadcasted on the Star Sports network.

Live Streaming: India vs Australia Live Streaming will be available on Hotstar.

Ind vs Aus Key Details  (IND VS AUS Live)

Match Venue: The match will be played at the Oval in London.

Match timing: India vs Australia match will begin at 3pm IST.

Weather Forecast

Team India's practice session at the Oval was washed out due to rains on Friday, June 7. However, on the eve of the India Australia clash, the sun was out and the forecasts improved. There is no prediction of rain on match day.

Pitch Predictions

India vs Australia match would be the fourth match at the Kennington Oval. The tournament opener between England and South Africa was also held at the same ground, in which England had beaten South Africa by 104 runs. It is the same venue, where in a major upset, Bangladesh defeated South Africa by 21 runs. In the very next match at the Oval, New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by 2 wickets.

The conclusion drawn from the above games is that while posting a total beyond 300 runs could be easy at the Oval, chasing would not be an easy task. New Zealand, while it managed to win its match against Bangladesh, struggled quite a bit in the middle. The pitch is expected to have a lot in store for the bowlers.

Team Form

India has begun its world cup 2019 campaign with a win. However, India's top order is a concern, as besides Rohit Sharma, India had early blows in its opening match. In order to register a win against the confident Australians, the Indian top order will need to stick around to give the bowlers a comfortable total to defend. India has a good bowling line-up.

Taking note of the pitch predictions at the Oval, both the team may look to bat first.

No team has managed to dominate the world cup as the mighty Australians. Despite their not-so-great form in the past year, owing to suspensions of Steve Smith and David Warner following the  ball tampering scandal, the team has shown a formidable form in the World Cup 2019. Australia will be coming into the match riding on confidence from its previous two wins, against Afghanistan and West Indies. Australia, like India, too has a great bowling line-up, especially Mitchell Starc would be looking to get another five-wicket haul.

India vs Australia world cup history: Head-to-head stats

India and Australia have clashed in the cricket world for a total of 11 times, out of which India has lost 8 matches to Australia, including the final in 2003. Here is a list of their key world cup encounters-

2015: India lost to Australia in the semi-finals at Melbourne.

2011: India defeated Australia in the quarter finals at Mohali, putting an end to Australia's consecutive world cup wins since 1996 cricket world cup.

2003: India lost to Australia in 2003 World Cup Final  at Johannesburg.

1999: India lost to Australia at the Oval in London.

1996: India again lost to Australia in Mumbai.

1992: India lost to Australia in Brisbane by 1 run in a rain-affected match.

1987:
One loss, one win, India lost their opening match against Australia but won their second match.

1983: India-led by Kapil Dev thrashed Australia at Chelmsford
, on the way to their first world cup victory.

Key Players

Key Players for India: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

Key Players for Australia: Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, David Warner,, Steve Smith

Predicted Playing XI

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(capt), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.

Australia: Aaron Finch(capt), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.

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