The stage is set for one of the most anticipated matches of the 2023 World Cup as India takes on Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on October 8, 2023.
The match will start at 2:30 PM local time (9:00 AM GMT).
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Ind vs Aus live score
The two teams have a long and storied rivalry that dates back to the 1987 World Cup when Australia defeated India by one run in a thrilling encounter. Since then, they have faced each other in six World Cup matches, with India winning three and Australia winning three. The last time they met in a World Cup was in 2019 when India beat Australia by 36 runs in the group stage.
The key players for India are captain Virat Kohli, opener Rohit Sharma, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Kohli has been in sublime form, scoring four centuries and leading from the front.
Rohit Sharma has been equally prolific, scoring three centuries and providing explosive starts. Ashwin has been the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, with 21 scalps. Bumrah has been lethal with his Yorkers and variations, taking 18 wickets.
The key players for Australia are captain Aaron Finch, opener David Warner, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and fast bowler Pat Cummins.
Finch has been the backbone of the Australian batting, scoring three centuries and anchoring the innings.
Warner is often explosive at the top, scoring two centuries and a strike rate of over 150. Maxwell is the X-factor for Australia, scoring quick runs and taking crucial wickets with his off-spin.
Cummins has spearheaded the Australian bowling, taking 19 wickets and bowling with pace and accuracy.
TV telecast and live streaming
- TV telecast: Star Sports Network
- Live streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
Pitch and weather
The pitch at Chennai is expected to be dry and spin-friendly, which could favor India’s spinners. However, Australia have some quality spinners, such as Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar.
The weather is likely to be hot and humid, which could test the fitness and stamina of both teams.
Fall of wickets