India vs Australia, Match 14 — 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

On the day of the match India vs Australia, India’s cricket team put on a clinical display to defeat Australia’s cricket team by 36 runs at the Kennington Oval in London on Sunday in Match 14 of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC). Only four times in the history of the world cup has India defeated Australia. India has defeated Australia in four World Cup games, bowling them out in three of the games.

As India batted first against Australia at The Kennington Oval in London, Shikhar Dhawan’s reputation in ICC competitions only grew.

His beautiful hundred served as the cornerstone of an amazing batting performance that propelled India to a dominant 352 for five.

They put up a 127-run opening stand as Rohit Sharma, another opener, scored 57 off 70 balls, nicely complementing the left-handed opener’s 17th ODI hundred (117 off 109 balls).

The 14th game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will feature one of the tournament favorites, India, taking on the defending champions, Australia, at London’s Oval in what promises to be an exciting, mouth-watering showdown between the two powerhouses of world cricket.

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The five-time World Cup champions were easily subdued by the two-time champions. From the toss, everything went as planned for them, and Australia was disadvantaged the entire time. Which game—this one or the French Open championship—was more intensely contested? I’ll let you make that choice.

There are many questions for the reigning champs, but India is making all the right decisions. Their next game is against the Kiwis after two simple victories. I hope you liked what we covered. Come return to us tomorrow. Abhinand Raghavendran, Nikhil Jadhav, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Varun Dixit, Sriram AS, and Shashikant Singh bid you farewell until then.

Australia demonstrated tenacity and a great deal of spirit in rescuing themselves twice from a grave situation against the unpredictable West Indies after crushing the comparative newcomer Afghanistan in their first encounter.

Similar to how Australia’s next opponent, India, got off to a strong start in their World Cup campaign, defeating South Africa pretty handily in the end.

With an impressive 3-2 ODI series triumph against India in India earlier this March, Australia, which seemed lackluster at the beginning of the year, has managed to dramatically turn around their fortunes. Australia has remained unblemished up to this point, evoking the Australia that once ruled world cricket. They lost their most recent ODI match on March 5 against India.

The readmission of David Warner and Steve Smith into the Australian national squad has made the team appear a lot more threatening and has just given them a boost ahead of the biggest game of the year.

The comeback guys have gotten off to a strong start, and this bodes incredibly well for Australia’s chances at the World Cup with Warner’s unbeaten innings of 89 against Afghanistan and Smith’s tenacious 73 against the Windies.

For the Australians, frontline pacemen Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins hold all the cards in terms of bowling. Their bowling in the premier event has so far been distinguished by their lethal aggression and capacity to perform under pressure.

But, India’s bowling, led by Jasprit Bumrah, was rather effective against the Proteas in their lone World Cup game to date. They were able to contain the Proteas in the middle overs thanks to the success of their spinners, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, who split five wickets between them.

Even while India’s top order has been a strong force for some time, the middle order is still shaky, unproven, and tentative. KL Rahul and MS Dhoni spent some much-needed time in the middle against South Africa, but they didn’t seem to be speaking as well as they usually do.

If India wants to put up large totals on the board, it is essential that at least one of their top 3 produces a significant, considerable contribution practically every time, just like Rohit Sharma did the other day against the Proteas.

The way India’s top three manage Australia’s pace battery at the beginning of the innings will be vital in determining the fate of their next match against the reigning champions because India lacks significant batting depth.

Australia appears to be a stronger, more fearsome team than India while playing in English conditions, but weird things sometimes happen in sports. Virat Kohli’s team, in particular, needs to be on guard against Australia’s pace battery and incredible batting depth, which were both on full display against the West Indies.

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Australia played like the reigning champions in their previous match against the West Indies, refusing to give up even the smallest of leads and displaying incredible tenacity, perseverance, and character to raise their game when they were up against it.

When playing Australia, India’s bowling staff is their best chance for victory. If Australia chooses to bat first and India chooses to bowl first, it would be crucial for India to restrict Australia’s talented batting lineup to a respectable total and prevent them from cruising to an enormous total.

India would not want to chase high totals against an Australian bowling lineup with the caliber we saw against the South Africans due to our uneven batting lineup.

The Oval has a reputation for being a batsman’s paradise, therefore scores in excess of 300 can be anticipated, as we have seen in the World Cup matches played there previously.

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