The Kennington Oval in London will play the host for India’s second encounter of ICC World Cup 2019 where they will be facing the reigning and 5-time champions Australia. The defending champions have started their World Cup 2019 campaign on a promising note as they have won both their encounters so far.
They defeated the minnows in their opening game by 7 wickets and then went onto defeat Windies in a closely fought contest by 15 runs. On the other hand, India played their first match of ICC World Cup 2019 on 6th June and defeated the Proteas by 6 wickets to kick-start their campaign on a winning note.
Both these teams have been bitter rivals in the past and the animosity these India vs Australia games carries is always at the peak. Can Australia win their third game on the bounce, or will India register their second win of the ICC World Cup 2019 handsomely? We will get the answers tomorrow when these two champion sides take the field tomorrow.
India: Champions in 1983 and 2011.
Australia: Champions in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.
Australia vs India
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Time: June 09, 03:00 PM
Australia won: 77
India won: 49
No result: 10
Head to Head in World Cup
India won: 03
Australia won: 08
India’s highest total: 289 for 6 (in Delhi, 1987)
Australia’s highest total: 359 for 2 (in Johannesburg, 2003)
Total Hundreds: 07 (6 from Australia, 1 from India)
Top scorer: Ricky Ponting (303 Runs)
Highest Average: Ricky Ponting 101 (minimum 3 matches)
Highest Wicket taker: Kapil Dev (9)
Best Bowling Average: Damien Fleming (9.85)
Best Economy Rate: Tom Hogan (3.43)
A fine sunny day is with a few showers expected in the afternoon. However, the wicket will be dry as compared to other surfaces here in England which will definitely bring spinners into play. Chasing has been a tough ask here in this World Cup which makes the toss very crucial.
Won batting first: 28 (41%)
Won batting second: 40 (59%)
No Result: 03
Highest Total: 398/5 (50 Ov) by NZ vs ENG, June 12, 2015
Lowest Total: 103/10 (41 Ov) by ENG vs RSA, May 22, 1999
300+ Totals: 22
400+ Totals: 00
Australia squad to face India:
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff, Steve Smith, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis.
India squad to face Australia:
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav, MS Dhoni (wk), KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Vijay Shankar.
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Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Usman Khawaja, Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, Steven Smith, Adam Zampa
India: MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar