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Australia Cricket Team have made a thumping start to their ICC World Cup 2019 beating Afghanistan and Windies in their first two games. They will now face India in their next match on June 9 (Sunday) at the Kennington Oval in London. Although India looked a bit sloppy in their first game against South Africa, former Aussie skipper Allan Border feels they will pose a stiff challenge for Australia.

India will be a tough opponent: Border

Meanwhile, the Men in Blues and Australia have played a lot against each other in recent times. Virat Kohli & Co defeated the Aussies abroad before the Aaron Finch & Co returning the favour months before the World Cup. They were 0-2 down at the start of the series before winning it 3-2 to steer their fortunes leading to the World Cup. Moreover, this Australia side is stronger with the return of Steve Smith, David Warner, and fit Mitchell Starc. On the other hand, India have also been unstoppable in the last few years playing some terrific cricket.

ICC World Cup 2019: Vulnerable India Will Give Australia Tough Challenge, Says Allan Border
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It will be the clash of the titans when both these teams go up against each other. And Allan Border feels although, Kohli & his boys were not convincing they have some quality players who can turn the tides single-handedly. The legendary cricketer also believes India will pose a stern challenge against Australia at the Kennington Oval.

“I think they (India) got out of jail a little bit the other day, the South Africans played pretty well but they are just not scoring enough runs, and then Rohit Sharma kept it all together for the Indians,” wrote Border in his column for the ICC.

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“India have got some vulnerabilities, but they also have some world-class performers in Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and the rest it’s a pretty handy side! If you can win games without playing your best, obviously you want to build to your best, that’s what a time like this is about and India next up will be a big stumbling block,” he added.

Indian National Cricket Team have defeated South Africa by six wickets and will hope to keep the winning run going when they face Australia.

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