Team Indians Chances in the quarter finals of ICC World Cup 2011
Most anticipated match of ICC World Cup 2011, India v/s Australia,
the word champions
and the hot favorites of 2011 cricket world cup will clash for the spot in the semi finals ofICC World cup 2011
. India will have an edge over the Australia; the game venue was changed to Ahmadabad in favor of India
Team India which were considered to be the favorites to win the ICC World cup 2011,
seems to have not reached the expected level, the batters showed their worth in number of matches, especially Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra shewag,
at the later stages of Group matches Yuvraj sing also raised to his form. But the Indian middle order is still a matter of concern,
In the match against South Africa, team India
tumbled from 254 for 1 to 296 all out, the middle order collapses 9 wickets fall for just 29 runs, the case was no different against England
7 wickets fall for just 51 runs. India batting purely dependent on how well the opener pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag
perform, shewag is still not sure for today's game, his absence will be real blow for the team.
Bowling department has slightly improved from previous games, R. Ashwin will be a surprise element for Australians
, and they are not used to his kind of bowling. Zaheer Khan
in good nick, he has produced breakthrough for the team when it needed
Australia's Chances in the quarter finals of ICC World Cup 2011
When coming to Australia, the real concerns for them will the Indian conditions. Australian still finds it difficult to play against the spinning ball, M.S Dhoni
will have no hesitation in giving the opening spell to R.Ashwin or Harbajan Singh.
Australia's chances depend on how well Watson and Haddin
negotiates the spin threat in the opening over's of the game. Inefficiency against spin was exposed in the match against Pakistan Captain Ricky ponting
form and his inability to cope with the Indian condition will be another challenge that Australia faces. Mike hussy and Michel Clarke
are the only Australian batters who are better against the turning ball.
Australia have fiery pace bowling attack, with Shaun Tait , Michel Johnson and Bret Lee,
up till this pace battery has been in an integral part of Australia victory. Australian will be looking to cash on India's weakness against the bouncing ball.
Indian Team for ICC World cup 2011 Quarter finals India : 1 Virender Sehwag/Gautam Gambhir, 2 Sachin Tendulkar, 3 Gautam Gambhir/Suresh Raina, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Yuvraj Singh, 6 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 7 Yusuf Pathan, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Zaheer Khan, 10 R Ashwin, 11 Munaf Patel.
Australian Team for ICC World cup 2011 Quarter finals
Australia : 1 Brad Haddin (wk), 2 Shane Watson, 3 Ricky Ponting (capt), 4 Michael Clarke, 5 Cameron White/David Hussey, 6 Michael Hussey, 7 Steve Smith, 8 Jason Krejza/John Hastings, 9 Brett Lee, 10 Mitchell Johnson, 11 Shaun Tait.