The mega tournament that we get to see only once in 4 years is finally here and is being played in England & Wales. Unlike previous world cups, this WC is being played in the round-robin format and will witness the match between the current champions Australia will take on South Africa on 27th June at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester.
Pitch Report & Toss Prediction:
We could expect swing in the start of both the innings. So there be a slower start for the batsman which could lead to early wickets and a low target. Average runs scored on the ground is 260. The team winning the toss should bowl first and look for those early wickets to create pressure on the batting team.
Australian Team News:
Steve Smith and David Warner are back in the squad just in time for the World Cup, Although Aaron Finch will be the captain. A very balanced team with a deadly bowling attack and dependable top order. Adam Zampa will be a key player in the bowling attack.
Predicted Playing 11 for Australia-
Khawaja, Warner, Smith, Finch, Maxwell, Carey, Stoinis, Starc, Cummins, Coulter-Nile, Zampa.
South African team news:
We will be seeing Tahir and JP Duminy playing their last World cup as they will be retiring after the tournament. Imran Tahir and Kagiso Rabada combined took 51 wickets in the ipl and will form a dangerous bowling attack. The classic opening pair of Hashim Amla and Quinton De Kock are likely to cause havoc.
Predicted Playing 11 for South Africa:
Amla, De Kock, DuPlessis, Miller, Duminy, Moriss, Andile Phehlukwayo, Rabada, Dale, Tahir, Ngidi.
Our Cricket Match Prediction for IND vs AUS:
This will be the closest contest in the tournament, but we think that Australia will have the upper hand but just about.