ICC Cricket World Cup | Match 14: India Vs Australia – Prediction, Team Analysis, Playing XIs and Streaming Details

India Vs Australia
India and Australia are 4-4 in their meetings in 2019.

Overview:

It is the battle of powerhouses in the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019. India and Australia have played eight times to each other from the commencement of 2019, and surprisingly they are 4 – 4 in head to head. Other than this Australia has played two matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup whereas India just played one. Australia had a comfortable win in the first match and a hard-fought victory in the second match.

India which is the top-favourite in the World Cup is facing possible contender for World Cup this time – Australia. Both are bitter enemies on the field and friends off the ground. India had a won against choking South Africa in their first match with Yuzi Chahal’s four-wicket spell and Rohit Sharam sneaking century in the game. Both powerhouses are scheduled to clash at Kennington Oval in London. This is no less than a battle for both the teams.

Pitch Conditions And Weather

The pitch has delivered scores of 300. However, it has something for the bowlers also. The pursuing groups haven’t thought that it was merely up to this point. Bangladesh nearly protected 245 a few evenings ago against New Zealand. The spinners have help from the pitch, particularly in the second half. Batting first after winning the toss is by all accounts the most astute choice.

Kennigton Oval

There is a slight possibility of downpour towardS the beginning of the day, however from early afternoon at 2 pm to the evening at 4 pm, the sky is probably going to open up harshly. The odds of a deluge will be there even after that. The clouds will seek to have a look at the match, which will slowly increase as the game goes on. Temperature expectation is around 18 – 19-degree Celcius bringing humidity of 40 to 50%.

Team Analysis:

India

Indian Cricket Team

India put up a big show for their inaugural fixture in the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019. They bowled first and had excellent economical innings with none of the bowlers giving then five runs average in their spell. Yuzvendra Chala had the best figures with ball 10-0-51-4. Behind him were Bhuvaneshwar and Bumrah who took two wickets each. Kuldeep Yadav had just one wicket but needs to get back in the form after a flop season in IPL. The bowling department looks excellent and has the calibre more menacing numbers which they will surely try to get in this particular match.

Shikhar Dhawan is yet to give reliable performance as his number shows. He had put up a century in his first ODI in England. He also has an average of 61, which doesn’t seem with his current form as he has faltered consecutively. Rohit Sharma has had a good season with bat as he had performed in IPL and gave a century in the previous game. Virat Kohli is still finding his rhythm, and KL supported Sharma well. MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya‘s form are crucial for India. The team has the same issues which it has faced before the start of ICC Cricket World Cup and needs to rectify them all.

Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
Indian Cricket Team
India
Possible XI

Australia

Australia Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup

The Aussies also look in good form. Their previous matches have shown the capability they possess and why they are the team with the most number of championships with them — the win against Afghanistan by seven wickets and 15 run win against the red muscle army West Indies. After the departure of the top three batsmen, Steve Smith held the team with the help of Carey and Coulter-Nile. Steve shared a partnership of 68 with Carey and 102 with Coulter-Nile. David Warner is a destructive batsman, and Khwaja can surprise anyone anytime with his bat as the killing machine. However, Nathan’s almost maiden ODI hundred was left as it is but was sufficient to give West Indies a prime target to come over.

In bowling, the ball placing of Starc was commendable, and rest of them were good except Nathan Coulter-Nile. Starc was the leading wicket-taker with a five-wicket haul and Cummins, Zampa taking 2 and one respectively. Coulter-Nile was as bad with the ball as good he was with the bat. The fatigue might be the reason for such a low performance, but all above the bowling was good. Australia showed that even its tailender could perform in the worst of the time, in the example of Nathan. With likes of such bowling line-up which was a struggle for India in their home can also give a tight room for the 14th match of ICC Cricket World Cup.

David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.
Australia Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup
Australia
Possible X1

Streaming, Predictions and Final Word​

This contest is one to watch and missing it would be like a curse for cricketing fans. Both are harsh rivals and determined to win this match a nail-biting match is expected from this match. I see this match as one of the pivotal matches for India.

David Warner will yet again perform for Australia and Virat Kohli for India.

Streaming

  • Online: Hotstar
  • TV Broadcast: Star Sports
  • Time : 18:00 IST, 10:30 local

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