India’s Playing 11 vs Australia: TSR presents India’s probable Playing 11 that might feature in their 2nd World Cup 2019 match vs Australia
After a thumping 6-wicket victory against South Africa in their opening match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Team India will lock horns against the formidable Australian side in their 2nd match at the Kennington Oval in London. The Aussies have not looked back since their Away ODI series in India this year.
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Since their 2-1 series victory against India, Australia have won all of their 8 previous ODI matches on the trot. If we include the two Warm-up matches prior the main tournament, the total goes further up to 10 matches.
India, on the other hand, after a wake-up call against the Kiwis in their first Warm-up match, have bounced back strong, to say the least.
Chahal, Bumrah star with the ball
The bowling department comparatively deserve more accolades, as both the fast-bowling and the spin department did an amazing job against the good Proteas batting line-up.
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) June 8, 2019
Jasprit Bumrah provided the early dent, as he removed both the Proteas openers- Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock within the first six overs. While the middle order tried to stabilize the innings under their skipper Francois du Plessis, it was the spinning duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav that choked the batting by picking up wickets at regular intervals.
While Bumrah finished his spell with figures of 10-1-35-2, Chahal picked up 4 crucial middle order wickets at the cost of only 51 runs in his 10 overs. In fact no Indian bowler went for more than 5.2 runs per over in the entire South African innings.
Rohit Sharma plays yet another Match-winning knock
Chasing 227 courtesy some brilliant bowling, Rohit Sharma was forced to play a rather uncharacteristic innings after Shikhar Dhawan departed early on in the challenging conditions for batting at the Southampton pitch. His 122* off 144 deliveries was his slowest century ever in ODIs, but the fruit of all the labour and toil, was perhaps the sweetest of all the 22 hundreds he had scored before.
He was assisted by some useful contributions from KL Rahul (26 off 42) and MS Dhoni (34 off 46) which helped him chase the target with 15 balls to spare.
India’s Probable Playing 11
The India vs Australia match will be played at the Kia Oval in London on Sunday. The conditions are expected to be overcast with a decent cloud cover throughout the match, and is thus expected to assist the seamers early on. This might be tempting the Indian think-tank to bring in their in-form fast bowler- Mohammad Shami into the scheme of things. But, at whose expense?
Thus, after a clinical Indian performance in Southampton, they would perhaps not like to disturb the winning combination even an inch, and go for the unchanged side with as many as 7 more league matches in store.
India’s Playing 11
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.