IND vs AUS Match Preview- ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Match 51, Super 8

Published - 24 Jun 2024, 03:34 PM

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The IND vs AUS Super 8 match of the T20 World Cup 2024 marks a crucial clash for both sides. Australia's loss to Afghanistan in the previous game has made this match a must-win for them. Meanwhile, the loss has also opened up the group with India, Australia, and Afghanistan all having the possibility of making it to the semi-finals.

IND vs AUS Date and Venue

The IND vs AUS ICC T20 World Cup 2024 match will be played in St Lucia on Monday, June 24. The match starts at 8 pm IST. All Team India matches start at 8 pm IST.

IND vs AUS Match Preview- ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Match 51, Super 8

India

India's top-order and particularly openers are in focus as the Men in Blue dive into this all-important match. Runs have been few and far between from the bat of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli so far. It will be interesting to see whether they keep the same combination or think about bringing back Yashasvi Jaiswal into the mix.

The bowling attack looks good with the form of Jasprit Bumrah and the return of Kuldeep Yadav. Both the bowlers will have an important role in the match against Australia. India won their previous match against Bangladesh by 50 runs after posting 197 with the bat which was more than enough in the end.

India Squad

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj

Australia

Australia's winning run was cut short by Afghanistan in the previous game. Chasing 149 to win, they could only muster 127/9.  They have beaten teams like England, Scotland, Oman, Namibia, Scotland and Bangladesh.

Against Bangladesh won on the DLS method chasing 141 to win. They won by 28 runs on the DLS method. However, they fell to Afghanistan's trap of troubling them with the slower deliveries. 

Australia looks like a complete team with their openers in decent form, a good middle-order, and competent bowlers. Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc will have their matchups ready for this match.

They will be eyeing the prized wickets of Rohit and Kohli respectively. The team knows how to bounce back and will be ready for their match against India.

Australia Squad

Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa. 

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IND vs AUS Key Battles

Virat Kohli vs Pat Cummins

Cummins had had his number on Virat Kohli. The Aussie ODI skipper dismissed the former Indian skipper in the ODI World Cup final and will be eyeing his wicket once again. He has dismissed him twice in ODIs and once in T20Is.

Rohit Sharma vs Mitchell Starc

Rohit has had his problems facing a left-arm swing bowler early on. He was dimissed by a couple of left-armers in the IPL and Starc with his early movement will try to aim for his pads. The Indian skipper has looked jittery with the bat so far in the World Cup.

Travis Head vs Jasprit Bumrah

Bumrah will aim to dismiss Head early to not allow him to settle down and take the game for Australia. Head still gives nightmares to Indian fans about November 19.

David Warner vs Mohammed Siraj

Siraj can look to edge Warner off to the slips with his away going deliveries. He bowls well to the left-handers and will look to use the angles. The southpaw has a decent record against India in T20Is.

Glenn Maxwell vs Kuldeep Yadav

Glenn Maxwell is yet to be dismissed by Kuldeep in T20Is and this is Kuldeep's chance to dismiss him in this crucial game. With Maxwell batting, there is always a wicket around the corner, but there are runs as well.

IND vs AUS Key Players 

For India, as always Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been key players in ICC events. With the ball, Bumrah and Mohd Siraj will be key. Kuldeep Yadav can be another key bowler if he is included in the playing XI.

For Australia, David Warner and Travis Head are the key batters. With the ball, the pace trio of Cummins, Starc, and Hazlewood will be key. Adam Zampa the leggie will be key as well.

IND vs AUS Weather and Pitch Report

The weather forecast for this match does not look good. There are 55 percent chances of rain with possible thunderstorms as well. The weather conditions will be cloudy, windy, and humid with temperatures around 31 degrees.

Talking about the pitch, The Daren Sammy Stadium has seen teams post a score of 180 batting first. Chasing at this venue has not been easy. England failed to score 164 in a recent match against South Africa.

Conclusion

The two teams have played 31 T20Is with India winning 19 and Australia 11 games. In five matches in T20I World Cups, India have won three matches while Australia two. Both teams are unbeaten in this campaign so far. The winning run will end for one of these two teams after this match. 

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