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Race for semis: Do-or-die for Australia against India

The 51st match of the World Cup 2024 will be played between India and Australia at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. This match will be very special for both teams considering the race for the semi-finals. A total of 31 games have been played between India and Australia so far. In this, Australia has […]

The 51st match of the World Cup 2024 will be played between India and Australia at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. This match will be very special for both teams considering the race for the semi-finals. A total of 31 games have been played between India and Australia so far. In this, Australia has won 19 matches and India has won 11 games.

There is no result for one match. A total of five matches have been played between India and Australia in the T20 World Cup. Out of these, India has won three and Australia has won two. In the year 2007 T20 World Cup, India defeated Australia in the semi-finals and was eliminated from the tournament.

In such a situation, India has a chance not only to repeat history but also to avenge the defeat in the final of the World Cup 2023.

The pitch of St. Lucia is considered suitable for the batsmen. High-scoring matches take place here.

Batting first, West Indies had scored 218 runs against Afghanistan on the same ground. At the same time, the score of 197 runs has been chased in the second innings in this ground. In such a situation, it is expected that there may be a rain of runs in the match between India and Australia. But apart from the rain of runs, there is also a possibility of rain here.
This match between India and Australia will start on June 24 at 10.30 am local time in St. Lucia.

At the same time, this match will be played from 8 pm Indian time. But according to the weather report, there is a 55 percent chance of rain in the morning in St. Lucia and the temperature is expected to be around 32 degrees. In such a situation, rain may be disrupted during this match.

On the special program of India News presented by 1xbat, former Indian cricketer Noel David said that there is no dearth of strong batsmen in both teams. Where Virat Kohli will face Adam Zampa.

Australian bowlers can become a problem for India in the middle overs. He has taken 103 wickets in 84 innings at an economy rate of 7.2. At the same time, in the T20 World Cup, Zampa has 34 wickets in 19 innings. Rohit Sharma will compete with Australian legend Mitchell Starc. The deadly bowlers will try to put pressure on India from the very beginning of the match.

Both the players have faced each other in five innings. Rohit has scored 23 runs in 16 balls.
At the same time, Starc has dismissed him in a match. Rohit has been seen struggling against left-arm fast bowlers. Recently, in the match played against Afghanistan, Fazalhaq Farooqui was out. In 2024, he has become the victim of left-arm bowlers eight times. He has scored 128 runs in 19 innings.

Therefore, both the opening batsmen will have to stay away from this left-arm fast bowler.
Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, and Ravindra Jadeja are present in the Indian team as all-rounders. All three players have been successful in making an impact with the ball and bat.

The vice-captain was the highest run scorer for India in the match played against Bangladesh. He had scored a strong half-century.

At the same time, Akshar and Jadeja troubled the Bangladesh batsmen with the ball. However, both did not achieve any success.

(Sunil Yash Kalra is a women’s cricket historian and founder of Indian Sports Fans.)

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