It’s the five-time World Cup winners Australia vs two-time champions India on a super Sunday! The most successful ODI outfit has once again made a strong statement in their first two games of the mega event.
Meanwhile, India didn’t face much trouble to register a win over South Africa in their tournament opener. Team India will look to build on the performance and want to take out the strong Aussie side to take their juggernaut forward.
Australia: 3, India: 2
Kennington Oval produced a close battle between the bat and ball on June 5, where New Zealand got over the line with only two wickets remaining. There was help for seam bowlers and later for the slow bowlers.
AUSTRALIA Team News, expected XI and squad
Usman Khawaja has misfired in the first two games. There is a report of selectors pondering over Shaun Marsh for #3 position.
AUS Playing 11: Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Starc, Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja/Shaun Marsh
Australia squad: Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell and David Warner.
INDIA Team News, expected XI and squad
Ravindra Jadeja is waiting in the wings for India.One among Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav will feature
IND Playing 11: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav/Ravindra Jadeja
India World Cup Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja,Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav.
Captain options — V Kohli, R Sharma, D Warner, S Smith