“But I think Zampa can stay out one day and take the big wicket of Iyer. So, in my opinion, Australia will win the match with Starc and Hazlewood handling Rohit and Gill early and Zampa taking the wicket of Iyer. Australia will participate in another World Cup in the 50-over format,” added Hogg.
India faced Australia in Chennai on 8 October, the tournament opener for both teams; Cummins’ team were bowled out for 199 before a magnificent 165-run partnership from 215 balls between Rahul (97 not out) and Kohli (85). He guided India to a memorable six-wicket win after being 2/3 in two overs.
Former India women’s team captain Anjum Chopra took a different approach and said that India looked strong to win the championship. “I think India will win the final. If we compare the bowling line-ups of both teams, I think India is better. If (Mohammed) Shami doesn’t get you, (Ravindra) Jadeja will. If (Jasprit) Bumrah doesn’t get you, Kuldeep (Yadav) will understand.” .”
“As far as batting is concerned, it will be important for Mitchell Marsh and David Warner to help them get off to a good start in the powerplay. Steve Smith and Travis Head are contributors. Glenn Maxwell can put a spin on the game, but only on his own day. So head-to-head, India looks stronger.”
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd Siraj
Australia: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (week), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
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