Clash of Titans: India to meet Australia at Oval today
Australia lead India 8-3 in World Cups- the most wins by a team against an opponent in the history of the tournament
New Delhi: Bitter cricketing rivalry between India and Australia will be on display at the Kennington Oval in London on Sunday when these top teams battle it out. The match is scheduled to start at 3 pm (IST).
What better use of a weekend than watching India play Australia in historic Oval grounds and with their growing rivalry the match is bound to be packed with fireworks.
The Kangaroos will be riding on a high after beating Afghanistan and West Indies on their World Cup trail. Meanwhile, India cannot be taken easily as well after their splendid performance against South Africa.
Bumrah with his classy action and Chahal with his swing will be someone to look out for, Rohit has already begun the World Cup in a high and well Virat Kohli is Virat Kohli. Insignia or not lightning fast Dhoni cannot be taken easily when he is behind the stumps or when wielding his bat.
While IPL might be the grand comeback for Warner, it also exposed his flaws when bowled at his body. And Finch is a great candidate for LBW against good-length deliveries. If Bumrah is bowling at Steve Smith with the new ball, then India would already be in a very good position. Khawaja has been more careful with bouncers overtime but he also has been known for LBW.
This World Cup has already seen some fine contests. We’ve seen Pakistan defy expectations against England, Bangladesh methodically dismantle South Africa, West Indies rattle Australia, and New Zealand wobble alarmingly against Bangladesh. But we haven’t yet seen a clash of the big contenders. Sunday will be just that.