Date: 7 May 2010
Venue: Kensington Oval,
Kick off: GMT 13:30; Local 09:30;
Both sides will be looking to continue the momentum going and a winning start in the super eight is what they will be looking for. So far,
Batting is considered as
What impressed me more about Indian team is their bowling performance. More specifically, their pacers have done very well so far and it seems that they have been able to get the best out of the Caribbean pitches and if they can continue doing that, it would only help
Praveen had sustained the injury during a practice session at the 3Ws Oval and the Indian team management sent him for an MRI which revealed a a tear in abdomen muscle.
His injury happened just a day before
Young pacer Umesh Yadav has been called up as Praveen’s replacement for the tournament. It has been the first national team call-up for the pacer who hails from Vidarbha. Well, it is a big blow to miss a swing bowler like Praveen Kumar, but India still has a good pace attack in the presence of Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra and in-form Vinay Kumar, who was also called up to the Indian team for the first time on the back of his excellent IPL performance. Led by Harbhajan Singh,
However, Aussies can sheer amount of hope with their pace attack. Nannes, Tait, Mitchell Johnson have been in dominating form at the moment and they pose huge threat for the Indian batting line up. Watson and Harris are also there to help the trio. Captain Michael Clarke also hailed his pacers before the match against
''I think these conditions are really going to help our fast bowlers; there was a lot of pace and bounce in that wicket,'' Clarke said after Dirk Nannes took 4-18 and Shaun Tait 1-15.
''Our fast bowlers will bowl as much short stuff as they like. We [the batsmen] cop it in the nets so we'll definitely see it in the game. We've got some pace up our sleeve and I'm sure in these conditions we'll be able to use it.''
With Australian pacers playing at their best, they did not get much help from their spinners. Still, Michael Clarke and Steven Smith can make the task easier for their pacers.
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Well, I do not see any favorite in the game. Both teams have equal chances, but one thing is for sure that it would be a fight between Indian batsmen and Australian pacers. Cricket fans would like to enjoy a stiff competition between the two giants. Now, let us see who between