World Cup 2019 — India vs Australia: 7 key battles to watch out for

First Published 9, Jun 2019, 12:17 PM IST

London: India and Australia will renew their rivalry today (June 9) at The Oval in London in what promises to be an exciting contest in the round robin phase of the ICC World Cup 2019. While both teams are evenly matched are favourites to lift the trophy, here is a look at some of the key battles which could have a bearing on the outcome.

Rohit Sharma is in form after scoring a hundred against South Africa. His battle with new ball bowler Mitchell Starc will be interesting. Australia captain Aaron Finch has said his bowlers would like to put 'destructive' Rohit under early pressure

Rohit Sharma is in form after scoring a hundred against South Africa. His battle with new ball bowler Mitchell Starc will be interesting. Australia captain Aaron Finch has said his bowlers would like to put 'destructive' Rohit under early pressure

Just like Starc, Pat Cummins too is key for Australia. He and Virat Kohli's face off will be an exciting one

Just like Starc, Pat Cummins too is key for Australia. He and Virat Kohli's face off will be an exciting one

David Warner vs Jasprit Bumrah. Early wickets are crucial for any team and Bumrah, one of the best in the business, will again aim to provide early breakthroughs

David Warner vs Jasprit Bumrah. Early wickets are crucial for any team and Bumrah, one of the best in the business, will again aim to provide early breakthroughs

Yuzvendra Chahal vs Glenn Maxwell. Chahal took four wickets against South Africa. Maxwell will look to attack the spinners and Chahal will have his plans for the big-hitting all-rounder

Yuzvendra Chahal vs Glenn Maxwell. Chahal took four wickets against South Africa. Maxwell will look to attack the spinners and Chahal will have his plans for the big-hitting all-rounder

Starc can be devastating with the old ball if he find reverse swing. With MS Dhoni coming in at number five or six, the wicketkeeper-batsman is likely to be up against Starc

Starc can be devastating with the old ball if he find reverse swing. With MS Dhoni coming in at number five or six, the wicketkeeper-batsman is likely to be up against Starc

Finch said Steve Smith is the best batsman in the world. But for many it is Kohli. Who will score more in this match? When the two teams met in World Cup 2015 semi-final, Smith hit a ton and his team won to reach the final

Finch said Steve Smith is the best batsman in the world. But for many it is Kohli. Who will score more in this match? When the two teams met in World Cup 2015 semi-final, Smith hit a ton and his team won to reach the final

Captaincy battle between Kohli and Finch

Captaincy battle between Kohli and Finch

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