By Thanmay Manohar
ICC World Cup 2019: Cricket enthusiasts will witness one of the greatest rivalry at the Oval in England today. India will take on the Aussies. Both the teams are unbeaten in this world cup. Both these teams are the most successful teams in the history of world cup. The game is going to be a nail-biting encounter. Australia would want no damage to their winning streak. India, on the other hand, would want Rohit Sharma to continue from where he left against South Africa. Both these teams have a phenomenal batting line-up. The Aussies also have the best bowling line-up in this world cup. Thanks to Mitchell Stark's five wicket haul, they continued their rampage against West Indies. India's young Yuzavendra Chahal got a match winning 4 wicket haul in his debut world cup match.
India's fast bowlers too did quite well in the previous match. Shikar Dhawan would want to make an impact on the Australian bowlers. Virat Kohli too would want to contribute with the bat. Kuldeep Yadav who struggled to get wickets is hoping to make a comeback. Some key players for Australia to watch out for are David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Mitchell Stark, Pat Cummins and Nathan Coulter-Nile. Rohit Sharma, Virat kohli, Shikar Dhawan, Yuzavendra Chahal, Bhuvi and Jasprit Bumrah will be some of the key players on the Indian side.
If we consider head to head records, they go in favour of the Aussies. India's bowling will surely decide the result. The Aussies would surely know India's batting weaknesses. Both these teams' fielding has been remarkable in the past. This match will be a contest between the 'best Vs best.' There would be a lot of expectations from both these teams to play well. So the pressure is high on both teams to deliver their best. Who will walk away with the winning points? We will soon find out.