IND vs AUS Match 5 08 OCT 23 ICC World Cup 23
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Australia bat first. India start 0.65 favs in this game. For all those who think, this turner will help India, should think twice. Australia bat first, when the track doesn't do much in tghe afternoon. Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav can still create troubles. Australia should manage a fighting score.
We think, Carey(wk) Warner Smith Kohli Marsh Jadeja Pandya Green Cummins Bumrah Yadav Siraj are the key players in this game. Though Mitchell Marsh hasn't been consistent lately, but he may bowl well after getting out for a duck. Should be interesting to see how Ravichandran Ashwin performs in this game, since he is not in our list of performers. So who is your fantasy captain and vice captain? Is Warner in that list?
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at 119//5 in 30.2 overs, AUS dont lose control of the game. Alex Carey got out on a duck. Perhaps Mitchell Marsh was feeling lonely. Any score around 210 is going to be a challenging one on this wicket.
Should be interesting to see how this Chennai wicket, 'typical' that it is, will play under the lights. We know forsure that India batters are weak playing spin lately. The T20 saga has changed their approach massively. They are less patient and want to score quickly-as they arrive on the crease. That's not the way spin can ever be played. So there is a lot that's coming our way.
What is with Bumrah. He is unplayable in Chennai too. Come on, let spinners have total fun. Will have to see at length, if it is reversing as well. All in all, great to see a bowler's game. Real cricket lovers will always appreciate a bowler's game. That's when a batter has to fight out, stay there and score. That's real cricket. Our eyes on Glenn Maxwell. He tries to release his frustration by attempting a reverse sweep every now and then. Get frustrated, even more. That's cricket at its best.
So far, Ashwin has not got his rhythm right. The balls are way too full and mostly straight. He has been tackled well and easy. Sometimes home pressure can do it to a champion. He is a champion. Along that, how many times batters will fall to Ravindra Jadeja's same old trajectory. It is such an art. So deceptive along the flight. Either the ball will come straight at you or move outside, just a bit for the right handers. That little angle or the lack of it is enough for a splendid career. What a player! As we type, Maxwell is done with his patience. A supa rash shot. Wanting to go big along the long-on boundary. The ball quietly kisses the leg stump, uninterrupted. Did we mention Kuldeep Yadav? A genius already in world cricket.
Australia are 140/7 in 37. Pat Cummins showing the top batters how to cope with spinner related adversities in India, particularly a typical Chennai wicket. Will Australia go around 210? It is a long long way to go. Only a patient bat can lead. That Cameron Green wicket is like going on a picnic trip when deployed at the army front. Commentators keep giving names to Ravi Ashwin deliveries, but we have mostly found them to be straight as a line. Green could have managed a safe shot. Gone for 8.
199 is not 210. Still will be contested well. We will be keen to see, who bats spin well. India has to play more games on absolute turners. They need to showcase their abilities. It is showdown time in Chennai. Virat should anchor the chase.
Now then, India succumb to 2-2...wait 2/3 down. It is all happening. Hazlewood gets 2 wickets in his very first over. 3 ducks. Mitchell Marsh can party now. He is not a loner anymore. Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer, all three gone for a duck. India not able to cope with the seam. IND are pulled back to 0.85 favs. This will alter soon in favour of AUS. How about we wanting to see how Indian batters cope with spin on this pitch. Someone has to stay back. Will Kohli do the needful?
K L Rahul is technically a much much better player. Stoops to the ball and plays late. Though not in our 11 for this game, we rate him very high. Even if he scores less, the class will be visible. Maybe, he plays a shot late and it gets way too late. Let's see.
That sound when Virat Kohli middles a ball. That sound when Sachin Tendulkar used to middle a ball. As we type, Virat Kohli dropped on 12. It is Mitchell Marsh again. Does he believe in Astrology? Some days good..Some days not just bad, but very bad! Time when Australia has to grip it. This is indeed a costly miss. The backbone is out in the open and knocking.
Mitchell Marsh should be brought in to bowl. Mostly, he is within the stumps. On this pitch, it should work well for a couple of wickets at least. An off day with bat may bring in extra efforts with the ball. Meanwhile, Virat hits two back to back boundaries. Should lift the Indian chase. Cameron Green hasn't got his lengths right. Never easy against class batters. Both can stretch to the pitch of the ball, negate its uncertainties and shape it in empty spaces. Where is Zampa? This is not a 300 chase.
What is Glenn Maxwell's role as a baller. So far: 04.0.9.0. He is conservative. Trying to contain runs. That's not going to help. At the moment, Australia should go all guns blazing. Bring in Zampa. Use the odd flight. Maxwell has gone down legside at times. You don't do that to an India batsman. Lucky, his economy is intact so far.
India are 57/3 in 17 overs. Expecting a couple of more wickets soon. Having said that, we are neutral. We don't support or dislike a team. Since we are a prediction based website, our commendatory will have a foresight.
Zampa allowing-play through the line. Ball not doing much for sure. Someone has to make us understand, why is Starc coming round the wicket. Our cricketing logic lacks that Australian imagination. Into the stumps with that angle will not do anything. It will mostly end up middle or legside. You cannot trouble Indian batters in that zone. Never ever.
Poor Pat Cummins, pouring his heart out. Where are those two wickets we have been longing for? This is when the captain has to disturb the smooth sailing of the opponents. Bring in Mitchell Marsh. Allow a Marnus spell. Under the lights, it is all glory for India. The cost of a dropped catch is huge. India are 123/3 in 30.3. Both Rahul and Virat have made a half century each. This is brilliant. It means, even if the top order falls, the Indian middle order can mend their way back up. India has paid heavily in crucial games before.
Starc so consistent from round the wicket! So consistently been hit for a boundary. And we wonder, the Australian captain is a fast bowler himself. We have already spoken about it. That angle is like toffees to this Indian team or any Indian team ever. No challenges created on or outside the off stump. Are we in a World Cup encounter? Really??
Thinking of Sunil Gavaskar, Vivian Richards and all those who faced the pace batteries without a head gear! Times have changed dratically. Virat gets a mighty hit of Starc, the very next ball is hammered towards the boundary. The end results of two different times cannot be compared at all. Ideally, this would have been a hospital time, some 50 years back. Long live our legends worldwide.
Followed by a protein bar for K L Rahul.
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We are done with this game. Expected AUS to fight back to both teams even favs. They managed to pull back India to 0.85 favs from 0.15 favs or thereabout. We come back again with some other game right here at our WSP Match Centres. Until then goodbye all. Take good care of yourselves.