India Vs Australia is expected to be an exhilarating one. Both teams have won their last T20 matches and that’s what making this do or die battle more anticipated one. With in-form Kohli steering India to victory with his bat and Bumrah’s mysterious deliveries, India are certainly having edge over the lusterless Aussie team.
Dhoni’s Coolness Vs Smith’s Aggression
It would be also a battle of nerves between the two captains, Dhoni and Smith respectively. M. S. Dhoni’s vast experience as a captain and personal trait of not losing patience in pressure situations and until last delivery of the match puts him in a league of his own. Smith, the Aussie captain, on the other hand is known for his aggressive captaincy. Also he has an excellent track record against India.
A team winning this match will get a berth in the semis and the losing team is set to pack its bags. New Zealand have already reached into the semi final stage with 6 points from 3 matches. It is expected that India will make it to the Semi-final. But wait, Cricket is also known for its uncertainty!
Why Sachin Can’t Pick his Favorite Ahead of India Vs Australia Quarter Final
Former Indian test cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has declined to predict anything about this match. And this has only raised the suspicion level of fans more. When asked to pick a favorite team ahead of this match, the God of Cricket, categorically stated that though his heart feels India would win but it will be a close contest any way.
Master blaster also said that Mohali pitch is a solid batting pitch where balls are expected to come on to the bat. So lot of runs can be expected on this ground from both sides. “Australia have a strong batting line-up and they can match India’s batsmen. India have more variety in the bowling department,” the former Indian captain stated to media.
Will Yuvraj Be Able To Repeat His Magic
Five years back, India managed to win the quarter final against the Aussies in the Cricket World Cup 2011 – thanks to Yuvraj Singh’s marvelous all-round performance, and this time again the left handed all-rounder will be one of the key player to watch out for. He is also due for a big knock and home ground can’t be better place to do that.
So the question remains can India beat Australia and Yuvi once again become hero of this match?