New Zealand also lost an ODI series 4-1 against the Indians at home earlier this year despite the tourists resting fast bowling ace Jasprit Bumrah for the entire tour and captain Kohli for the last two matches. Whatever was needed off him, he nearly always did it.
David Warner with his 638 runs is another ace player for the Aussies and Captain Aaron Finch (507 runs) is also giving credible support to his team. Two changes for us, one forced. This was the first time in a World Cup match that both India openers had scored tons. The way the batting and bowling have complemented each other has been fantastic. There's another reason why the Indian management may stick with him.
They will need to make a fresh start in their eighth semi-final if they are to have another shot at a maiden World Cup crown.
Jadeja's three-dimensional skills may provide India with a sort of safety valve.
In overall 107 One-day internationals between India and New Zealand, the former have won 55 compared to latter's record of winning only 45. "You have to beat everyone regardless of who it is or where it is", he said when asked if he would have preferred to face New Zealand.
The bookmakers clearly believe they will not and have India 5/2-on to win in Manchester on Tuesday and 7/4 favourites to raise the trophy.
KL Rahul made a fluent 111 against Sri Lanka. Sharma has an unprecedented five centuries and is averaging 92.42.
Ferguson insisted that he would be fit to face India. And why it's just 8/13 that India have the highest opening partnership.
Australia, who were struggling to find their rhythm just weeks before the commencement of the mega event, have come out as a much better unit.
The two sides will meet in the semifinals on Tuesday at Old Trafford, after India vaulted into top spot on the ladder for the first time all tournament this morning. He's 7/2 to be England's top bowler against Australia.
South Africa's Imran Tahir took a wicket in the first over of the tournament. Likely to be at the forefront of West Indies' team for the 2023 tournament. It's a big game now.
As for Starc, even if he's not 100%, he'll certainly play.
Sri Lanka, who failed to reach the semi-finals, slumped to 4-55 in the 12th over before Angelo Mathews smashed his first century in almost two years to help them to a respectable 7-264. These injury problems couldn't have come at a worst time.
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