ICC World Cup 2019 – Match 14: IND vs AUS – Australia Predicted Playing XI
Will Australia make any changes to their winning combination?
Published - Jun 8, 2019 6:32 pm | Updated - Jun 8, 2019 6:32 pm
It was against India when Australia began their turnaround just ahead of the World Cup 2019. They were down 0-2 in the five-match series and it seemed inevitable for them to suffer a series loss. But, they managed to make one of the best comebacks ever and stunned the ‘Men in Blue‘ by winning the series 3-2. This helped them gain a lot of confidence and they are a force to reckon with now in the tournament.
The Aussies will be up against the same opposition once again, this time in the mega event. By winning two games in a row, the team sits comfortably in the top half of the points table. They’d like to make it a hat-trick when they face India on Sunday. Their win in the last match against the Windies was inspirational and will surely keep the team in a good space.
Here is the Predicted Playing XI for Australia:
Openers (Aaron Finch (c), David Warner)
Aaron Finch is usually sceptical when the ball is moving in the air. The Indian bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah in particular, will look to exploit this weakness. He should be careful around the off-stump and should try to leave a lot of deliveries pitched in the fourth or fifth stump area early in the innings. There is no doubt about his form but this is the only concern.
David Warner started the tournament on a decent note. However, he ended up disappointing in the last game. He hit one straight to the fielder and erred badly in his shot selection. The southpaw can’t afford such mistakes against India and should get a big knock. Since he’s faced most of these bowlers in the IPL just a few weeks ago, Warner should be a confident man going into this game.