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ICC World Cup Predictions: India vs. Australia

In the only match played against South Africa in this tournament yet, Indian team emerged victorious in the game. On the other hand, the Australian team has also started its World Cup campaign in style. Aussies defeated Afghanistan with ease followed by a close victory against West Indies.

The rivalry between India and Australia has been very special over the years and this match will be a big challenge for both the team.  

Pitch Conditions

Venue: The Kennington Oval, London

In recent times, the Oval track has witnessed some high scoring games and the same is expected for this match as well. The pitch at Oval is usually flat, but has been on the slower side during this tournament than usual. Bowlers will get some movement and bounce.


The team winning the toss will look forward to setting up the runs on the board because in the matches played at this venue in this tournament yet have, the team batting first have emerged victorious. 

Total Matches played: 59

Matches won batting first: 24

Matches won batting second: 34

No result: 1

Average scores in both innings 

Average 1st innings score: 295

Average 2nd innings score: 287

Weather Conditions

There has been constant rainfall in London from past few days, but the weather is expected to be favorable on Sunday, with the possibility of rainfall in patches. With the cloud covering 37%, the humidity will be around 58%. The day time temperature will hover around 20 degrees Celsius. 

Team Analysis: India

The Indian team played well against South Africa. Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal bowled brilliantly in the match and managed to restrict South Africa below-par score. In the batting department, Rohit Sharma crossed the century mark to take the team to a comfortable win.

Talking about the team combination for this match, no changes are expected. Shikhar Dhawan, and KL Rahul will be geared up to score big runs.

Full squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja.

Team Analysis: Australia

Nathan Coulter-Nile achieved the feat of the highest individual score by number 8 batsman against West Indies in the previous match. Besides him, Steve Smith played quite well. Mitchell Starc also looked fantastic and took five wickets. Overall, the whole team performed well in patches. 

No injury concerns are revolving around the team, so the same team is anticipated to enter the field this time also. 

Full squad: Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

Both team’s probable playing XI 



Virat Kohli (C)

Aaron Finch (C)

MS Dhoni (wk)

Alex Carey(wk)

Rohit Sharma

David Warner

Shikhar Dhawan

Usman Khawaja

KL Rahul

Steve Smith

Kedar Jadhav

Glenn Maxwell

Hardik Pandya

Marcus Stoinis

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Nathan Coulter-Nile 

Yuzvendra Chahal

Pat Cummins

Kuldeep Yadav

Mitchell Starc

Jasprit Bumrah

Adam Zampa

Key Players 

IndiaHardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma

Australia: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, David Warner

Standings in the ICC ODI points table

India – Second spot with 121 ratings

Australia – Fifth spot with 109 ratings 

Head to Head in World Cup

Total matches played-11

India win-3

Australia win-8

Australia and India have faced each other 11 times in ICC Cricket World Cup in which Australia has won 8, whereas India has bagged the winner’s title on 3 occasions. 

Both teams’ total score against each other in World Cup

                                 Highest Score                     Lowest Score

India                                289                                        125

Australia                            359                                        128

Both the teams are in excellent form right now. India had a very successful tour of Australia, where it created history and won every single format it played in. In response, the Australian team came to India and won the bilateral One Day Series to return the favor. Let’s see what happens when these two teams will meet in London on 9th June 2019.

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