It’s time for the best against the best. After Australia’s six-wicket victory over Pakistan in the quarterfinal, they’ve booked a berth in the semifinal against familiar foes – Team India.
Having outplayed them in the triangular series prior to the World Cup Down Under, the Kangaroos must be oozing with confidence but Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s boys seemed to have renovated their brand of cricket exclusively for the mega event. Here are the five things the Men in Blue should do to defeat the mighty Aussies in their own backyard.
Don’t forget even the Aussies have won their Quarter Final match against Pakistan, but the breath taking spells of Wahab Riaz still are reverberating in Watson’s and Aussies ear. Indian bowlers need to try that again in the Semis. With the likes of Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami, India should trouble the Australian batsman.
Virat Kohli’s form:
Although Kohli’s form is a matter of issue all through the tournament, but never forget the elegant century against Pakistan. He needs to buck up for a match of his life. There is positivity flooded as the Sydney ground has raving memories of Virat Kohli as the Debut Centurion as Test Captain for India. So his form will be a great concern.
No looking Back:
Summer in Australia for Indian has been devastating. All the international matches including the warm up matches were lost. Also England surpassed Indian in the triangular series. But as they entered the big tournament all was wiped away. Winning 7 matches in a row has been wonderful. So no looking back now.
Rohit Sharma need to fire:
Rohit Sharma started slowly but as he went through the tournament he showed his class with the bat. An awesome and sensible innings by him in the Quarter Finals against Bangladesh proved his mettle. He need to fire again.
Fielding has been an excellent department for Indian Cricket. Pakistan lost their Semi Final berth because of sloppy fielding against Australia. So catches must be taken and the crucial run outs should come into the picture with the likes of Jadeja, Raina, Rahane.