MS Dhoni(c/w), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Axar Patel, Stuart Binny, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ambati Rayudu
Michael Clarke (capt), David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Johnson, Josh Hazlewood, George Bailey, Mitchell Marsh, Xavier Doherty.
Place and Time
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Starts on Thu, Mar 26 2015 at 08:30 your time
There are two reasons why Australia don’t begin overpowering top picks in the WC elimination round against India on Thursday the fatigued, end-of-the-season, genuinely grassless pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground and additionally India’s aggressive sense, fuelled by appetite and force, loaning a more noteworthy feeling of parity to the high-voltage conflict.
Certainly, it is not past Dhoni and his men. The main three batsmen, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli all relish the test of squaring up against the best knocking down some pins line-up. On the off chance that they can extend that to Thursday’s monstrous confrontation, India can keep their tryst with the fantastic last at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
India’s bowlers have found the eye by lifting their diversion and executing the arrangements commendably. Mohit Sharma’s back-of-the-hand slower conveyance could be one the handiest weapons on the SCG track that is not anticipated that would be help bowlers unmistakably. The gradualness of the pitch could make off-spinner R Ashwin’s varieties of pace and Ravindra Jadeja’s precision key, as well.
In the wake of spending a nighttime, sweating under spreads as it rained over Sydney, the pitch was back under the charge of its guardians, custodian Tom Parker and his partners. Between sessions of moving spread through the day, the pitch had various inquisitive guests, including Australia mentor Darren Lehmenn, Chairman of Selectors Rod Marsh and his partner Mark Waugh.
Obviously, Australia have not lost an ODI in Sydney in the most recent three years however that must be tempered by the learning that one and only of those diversions the late triumph over Sri Lanka has been played in the month of March. Furthermore, it is of some hugeness that India beat Australia in March 2008, with Rohit Sharma offering a century stand to Sachin Tendulkar.
The South Africans felt the swarm weight several times in the competition, outstandingly against India in Melbourne on February 22 and New Zealand in Auckland on Tuesday. Will it be the Australians’ turn to be playing an “away” diversion at home, given the crowds of Indian supporters who will turn up at the SCG on Thursday?
For this one time, we can accept the adage that is regularly gushed in restricted over cricket. For once, give us a chance to acknowledge that the group that holds its nerves under wraps and conveys what needs be under weight on Thursday would procure the privilege to take that flight to Melbourne for the WC last against New Zealand.