India, with three win and no loss so far, is facing Australia on Sunday that is crucial to Aussies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur. India is already in the semi-final, the first team to get there early with three straight wins.
TIME: The match will start at 1:30pm GMT; 7.00 pm IST.
Facts at Glance:
Tournament: ICC World T20, 2014;
Match: India vs Australia; Sunday, March 30, 2014;
Venue: Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
Time: 7:30 pm local Bangladesh time; 7.00 pm IST; (1:30 pm GMT)
TV Channels: Starsports 2, HD1 in India and Fox Sports in Australia.
For Live Score, click HERE.
Where to Watch Live:
In India, fans can get glued to their TVs for Star Sports 3, Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD1 .
In Australia, viewers can watch it live on Fox Sports.
In Pakistan, viewers can watch it live on PTV and Ten Sports, in India, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD1 will shot it live.
SriLankans can watch it on CSN. Bangladesh’s TV Maasranga and Gazi TV will telecast it live. Bangladesh viewers can watch it live on Bangladesh TV, Maasranga and Gazi TV.
In the US, ESPN will show it. Canada’s Sportsnet is for those in the Northern American and viewers in UK and Ireland can watch it on Sky Sports.
People in UAE and the Middle East can catch it on OSN Sport Cricket and those in Australia should select Fox sports to watch it live. European countries’ viewers can select EuroSport.
Online Live streaming Information:
For online live streaming of the warm up match, cricket fans in India can log onto Starsports.com or click HERE .
Here is the list for other nations:
In Pakistan, click HERE / HERE.
In the US cricket fans watch it HERE.
In the UK, visitors can click HERE
In the Middle East, click HERE
In South Africa, Africa, click HERE
In Australia, click HERE
In Latin America HERE
In Europe, click HERE
In Sri Lanka, click HERE
In Canada, visit website HERE.
TV channels in respective countries:
India – Star Sports 2; Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD1
UK – Sky Sports 2;
Afghanistan – Lemar TV;
Pakistan – Ten Sports;
Sri Lanka – CSN;
Bangladesh – Bangladesh TV;
UAE – OSN Sports Cricket;
Africa – Supersports 2;
India is already in the semi-final, the first team to get there early on with three wins. The formula was simple though, win toss, put the opposition to bat and restrict them to under 140, chase runs with Virat Kohli and the middle order in toe.
India has won three matches so far by seven wickets, seven wickets and eight wickets respectively against Pakistan, West Indies and Bangladesh and everytime Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss.
Rohit and Kohli, have scored half-centuries and the others have batted fine as Shikhar Dhawan (31 in 37 balls), Yuvraj Singh (11 in 21), Suresh Raina (26 in 29) and Dhoni (22 in 12).
Rohit with 142 runs in 122 deliveries, Kohli 147 for once dismissed in 123, have made a formidable partnership between them, as Rohit and Kohli have scored 289 of 389 runs – that’s 74.2%, says Wisden report.
India skipper MS Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher face the only prospect of batting first, in case Dhoni doesn’t win the toss. Even making 200 runs will not be safer as Australia is a more powerful team.
From the batting angle, Yuvraj, Raina and Dhoni, with R. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, firm on the crease will matter more.
Australia may not let it go down without a fight, though it faced defeat in the hands of Pakistan and West Indies. Captain
George Bailey cannot blame it on his players merely but on psychological points.
Since the game is in the night, Australia should keep going hard at the bowling right from the beginning and Mitchell Starc should give the ball a mighty thwack.
Shane Watson, who has twice been dismissed by a spinner, with just six runs and Glenn Maxwell in the middle order should shoulder the responsibility on Sunday.
Prediction: India should win going by the confidence and their winning strategy.
Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey (capt), Brad Hodge, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Doug Bollinger, Brad Hogg, James Muirhead, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dan Christian, Cameron White.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt, wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny, Ajinkya Rahane, Varun Aaron, Mohit Sharma.