Tuesday, March 22, 2011

India Vs Australia - 2nd Quarter Final, Match Preview

India Vs Australia – 2nd Quarter Final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

This is the big that everyone in India is eagerly waiting for!! The teams have had some great games in the last few years and both will be confident of their chances in this one…

India look very good on paper but have a plethora of problems… their bowling has not been clicking (Yuvraj is picking wickets), batting has been collapsing in the last 3-4 games and the fielding has only just been okSachin has scored two tons but India could win neither of those games!! India has a lot to do and think before the big match and hopefully Dhoni will be proactive come Thursday! Zaheer and Harbhajan will be the main men for India in the bowling department and will have to shoulder the bulk responsibility.

Australia on the other hand has lost their first world cup game in years and will be keen to bounce back. They will never go down without a fight and will present India with one of their toughest challenges. Watson and Clarke have been in great form though Hussey and big-match-player Ponting cannot be overlooked. The pace trio of Lee, Tait and Johnson will be looking to intimidate the Indian batsmen but can go for plenty of runs if they stray form the lines and lengths!!

Can’t wait for the match to start, give me your views till then!!!

Key Battles to look out for in the match between India Vs Australia, 24th March - Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad, India

1. Shane Watson, Michael Clarke Vs Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh

2. M S Dhoni Vs Ricky Ponting

3. Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh Vs Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson

1 comment:

Abhishek said...

How come i don't know that this Blog exited before.
Yours is a very nice Blog and that too about my fav sport Cricket.
Australia will be very tough team to beat.
Hussey will pose problems , would want India to improve on their fielding and Bowling.