India vs Australia Indies (Ind Vs Aus) ICC World Cup quarter-final Live Cricket Score.
Current world cup holders Australia take on tournament favourites India for a place in the semi-finals. Viewers from around the world will be glued to their television sets in what should turn out to be a closely contested match that could go down to the wire.
Date: 24th March
London Start Time: 09:00
Venue and Pitch
The match will take place at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad. The pitch will offer a bit of bounce during the start of each innings but will settle down after that. The team that wins the toss will look to bat first and look to get a total in excess of 270 in order to put pressure on the opposition.
Australia have concerns over the form of captain Ricky Ponting and Cameron White. The bowling of Jason Krejza will be severely tested by the Indian batsmen and Australia will be depending a lot on their pace trio.
Virender Sehwag is expected to play in this game and that means either Yousuf Pathan or Suresh Raina will have to be left out. After Pathan’s poor showing in the last 6 games, Raina who is also a brilliant fielder will most likely get the nod.
It was 8 years ago that Australia took on India in a world cup final and defeated them by a massive margin. India 8/11 have the upper hand this time because they are playing at home and the wicket will suit their spinners. However, Australia 6/5 know that if they get a few quick wickets, the pressure of playing at home will get to the Indians and could cause another batting collapse.
Mitchell Johnson has said that he plans to take out the dangerous Virender Sehwag 10/3 with short pitch bowling. Sachin Tendulkar 10/3 and Yuvraj Singh 11/2 will be the other key players to watch out for.
Shane Watson 7/2 failed in the last game but Mr. Consistent will be the key wicket for the Indians. Michael Clarke 9/2 has been in great form and along with Michael Hussey 11/2 will look to anchor the Australian innings.
Either Sachin Tendulkar or Virender Sehwag will score a century in this match and a total close to 300 will be on the cards if India bats first.
India have the advantage of playing at home and because of the conditions have their noses ahead of the Australians. They should move on to the semi-finals and most probably face Pakistan.
Best Bet: Virender Sehwag 10/3