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Cricket World Cup 2019: India set to take on formidable Australia in its second match

Updated : 2019-06-09 13:39:53

India's quest for glory will face a stern test in formidable Australia, forcing Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri to put their thinking caps on and contemplate a tactical rejig, as one of World Cup's most storied rivalries resumes on Sunday. India were clinical in their six-wicket victory against a depleted South Africa while Australia, who have raised their game in the last couple of months, were professional against Afghanistan and brilliant in their come-from-behind victory against the West Indies. Having struggled in the past one year after suspensions of Steve Smith and David Warner, Australia finally seemed to have picked their pieces and are playing exactly like five-time champions ought to. This will certainly be a cause of worry for India, who lost their ODI series at home during the last bilateral encounter and are still in search of a perfect combination both in batting and bowling. (Text: PTI)

Australia's David Warner, standing right, asks for medical help after hitting a net bowler, right on ground, on his head during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India at The Oval in London, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's David Warner, standing right, asks for medical help after hitting a net bowler, right on ground, on his head during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India at The Oval in London, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Paramedics take a net bowler off the field after he was hit on his head by a shot played by Australia's David Warner during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Paramedics take a net bowler off the field after he was hit on his head by a shot played by Australia's David Warner during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's David Warner, center, reacts as a paramedic attends to a net bowler after he was hit on his head by a shot played by Warner during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's David Warner, center, reacts as a paramedic attends to a net bowler after he was hit on his head by a shot played by Warner during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's captain Aaron Finch speaks during a press conference ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India at The Oval in London, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's captain Aaron Finch speaks during a press conference ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India at The Oval in London, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's Steve Smith bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's Steve Smith bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's MS Dhoni, center, walks between the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's MS Dhoni, center, walks between the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Rohit Sharma speaks during a press conference ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Rohit Sharma speaks during a press conference ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Rohit Sharma, left, listens to team coach Ravi Shastri during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Rohit Sharma, left, listens to team coach Ravi Shastri during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Rohit Sharma, center, inspects the pitch as groundsmen work during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Rohit Sharma, center, inspects the pitch as groundsmen work during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Rohit Sharma, center, KL Rahul, left, and Shikhar Dhawan bat in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Rohit Sharma, center, KL Rahul, left, and Shikhar Dhawan bat in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Ravindra Jadeja, left, interacts with team bowling coach Bharat Arun during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Ravindra Jadeja, left, interacts with team bowling coach Bharat Arun during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's MS Dhoni, left, stands with team coach Ravi Shastri in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's MS Dhoni, left, stands with team coach Ravi Shastri in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's KL Rahul bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's KL Rahul bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Vijay Shankar, left, and Dinesh Karthik warm up during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Vijay Shankar, left, and Dinesh Karthik warm up during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar warms up before bowling in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia at The Oval in London. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar warms up before bowling in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia at The Oval in London. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's MS Dhoni interacts with team's support staff before batting in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's MS Dhoni interacts with team's support staff before batting in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's MS Dhoni, left, stands with net bowlers before batting in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's MS Dhoni, left, stands with net bowlers before batting in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia at The Oval in London. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia at The Oval in London. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Rohit Sharma bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Rohit Sharma bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's MS Dhoni bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's MS Dhoni bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Shikhar Dhawan warms up before batting in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Shikhar Dhawan warms up before batting in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Kuldeep Yadav attends a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India's Kuldeep Yadav attends a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Australia. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's Adam Zampa, right, listens to team's spin bowling coach Sridharan Sriram during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India at The Oval in London. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's Adam Zampa, right, listens to team's spin bowling coach Sridharan Sriram during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India at The Oval in London. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's David Warner bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's David Warner bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's Glenn Maxwell bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's Glenn Maxwell bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's captain Aaron Finch bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's captain Aaron Finch bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's Steve Smith bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's Steve Smith bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's David Warner, left, stands with his teammates after a net bowler was hit on head by a shot played by him during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's David Warner, left, stands with his teammates after a net bowler was hit on head by a shot played by him during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's Nathan Coulter-Nile checks a bat during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Australia's Nathan Coulter-Nile checks a bat during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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