Today’s match is make or break for India and Australia. The match is key to decide future course of Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.
It is a test of nerves between two top class teams. In 2003 cricket world cup, except Australia, India beat all other teams it faced.
Ricky Ponting’s poor form is a worry for Australia. So far, Ponting made only 102 runs. Australia of 2003 and of 2011 is completely different. Key players like Adam Gilchrist, Mathew Hayden are missing now. In 2003, Australia was unbeaten. In 2011, Pakistan defeated Aussies in the group match.
India can take inspiration from Pakistan’s performance to defeat Australia. Pakistan is teasing India to face it in semis on 30th of this month.
Today’s match is going to be a revenge for 2003 final. First 15 overs are important for India. It is going to be a test between Australia pace versus India spin.
India lost last four matches played at Sardar Patel stadium. The winning ratio in that stadium is not encouraging.
Will Sachin Tendulkar make his 100th century today? It is a very special match for master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. What a time to get hundredth century.