Looks like luck is favoring Australia right from the beginning of the big World Cup semi-final against India as they win the toss and decide to bat first.
The match start time is 8:50 a.m. India time. No changes for both sides.
The Australian skipper had no hesitation in batting first after winning the toss, he said, “The wicket looks great. I think it’ll be pretty good for both innings. Runs on the board is the reason I’ve gone for batting first.”
Even though India has won four of their games batting second but they haven’t chased a 300 plus score against a team as strong as Australia.
Australia 328/7 (50 overs)
The squads are as follows:
India team: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rahane, Suresh Raina, Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, MM Sharma and UT Yadav.
Australia: Finch, Warner David SPD Smith, MJ Clarke, SR Watson, GJ Maxwell, JP Faulkner, BJ Haddin, MG Johnson, MA Starc and JR Hazlewood.
The umpires for the big match are Dharmasena of Sri Lanka and Kettleborough of England. The TV umpire is M Erasmus of South Africa.
The last time these two teams played each other in a World Cup match was in the quarter-finals of the 2011 WC in Ahmedabad, which was won by India easily.
When last these teams played in a World Cup game in Australia in Brisbane in 1992, Australia won the match by one run in a rain-affected game.
The live action can be followed on Star Sports and doordarshan in India. Ten Sports in PAkistan. Sky Sports in the U.K.
Viewers in Australia can watch the match live telecast on Channel Nine and Fox Sports.
The live stream online can be watched at the official website of Star Sports here or HERE.
Watch Ten Sports live streaming here.