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India vs Australia: India apply final touches before ‘Big One’

India need to be up to their flawless best - something they've not displayed so far in the tournament - to beat Australia on Sunday.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 27, 2016 4:09:26 pm
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The Indian team put final touches to its preparations before facing Australia in their final group stage game of the ICC World Twenty20. The net session saw all members putting in a rigorous shift with the bat and the ball.


The Indian team had a beautiful setting in Mohali on a fairly warm Saturday to give them company.

The openers need to score runs and for that, they need to play more shots such as this by Rohit Sharma

… and by Shikhar Dhawan.

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Virat Kohli is one that will attrack the most attention both by Indian fans and by Aussie fans to see what he does. After all, he did give out a fairly strong warning in the press conference on Saturday. If he does play more of such strokes, there won’t be much of a problem.

Yuvraj Singh hasn’t contributed much with the bat and it is high time he does so.

MS Dhoni also needs to chip in with a few runs in the middle order to get India from a good position to strong position – something that we have seen him do over the years. Or take India over to victory – however it transpires.

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Not only the batsmen, even the bowlers need to be up to the mark if India are to register a win and qualify for the semi-finals on Sunday. For that purpose, the likes of Jasprit Bumrah need to bowl more of their trademark yorkers (and maybe less dropped catches?)

India were guilty of dropping as many as four chances against Bangladesh. Doing that against Australia may prove to be lethal and result in a loss. Kohli is normally a safe pair of hands – as he shows here.

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