World Cup 2019, India vs Australia: History favours Australia but Virat Kohli’s side still favourites


India would look to better their statistics against Australia when they take on five-time World Cup champions on Sunday.

Shared News| Updated: June 10, 2019 10:24:57 am
India locks horns with Australia on Sunday tomorrow. (AP)

India plays their next match against Australia on Sunday at the Oval. This would be the twelveth World Cup the two teams will be meeting.

A look at the previous encounters between the sides in the tournament tells the tale of the successive domination of Australian side over India since 1987 in the World Cups. The two sides have met nine times since 1987, out of which India has managed to win only two in the tournament. The venue for both the wins is in India. India’s last win against Australians in the World Cup came in 2011 when the side chased down 260 at Ahmedabad.

The top two highest run-getters in the encounters between the two sides in the tournament are Ricky Ponting (303) and Mark Waugh (209). Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run-getter with 194 runs while Kapil Dev remains the best bowler against Australia claiming 9 wickets from India.

Australia beat India at home in January this year 3-2 and presently both the sides are evenly poised. The inclusion of David Warner and Steve Smith has added strength to the side. Australians on Wednesday came out with all-round performance to beat West Indies in their previous match.

However, the decade has seen a shift in domination. India, which is placed at number two in the ICC World Cup, started their campaign beating South Africa by six wickets. India’s batting unit in the previous decade has only got emboldened. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hold number one and number two ranks in the ICC ODI rankings respectively. India’s Jasprit Bumrah clings to number one ranking in the bowling department.

Virat Kohli’s side holds the advantage of experienced players and would look to dominate Australians when the two sides meet on Sunday. The batting department of India led by the captain Virat Kohli would look to prove their mettle. Australians, on the other hand, look up to their senior players in batting and bowling departments to click together.

When the two sides lock horns at the Oval for the first time on Sunday in this World Cup, India would look to better its stats against the side.



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