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India vs Australia: India cricket team gear up for ‘quarterfinal’ in Mohali

India will play against Australia in Mohali on Sunday and the winner from this game will qualify for the semi-finals.

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INDIA vs AUSTRALIA: These two did the job with the willow against Pakistan but here on Saturday they looked intent on going against each other in football during a practice session in Mohali. But come Sunday, versus Australia, they would need to deliver with the bat and for Dhoni with his sharp leadership skills too - which were put to test against Bangladesh. Kohli has spoken of delivering against Australia in a must win game for both sides and he needs to put his money where his mouth is come Sunday. (Source: PTI)

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INDIA VS AUSTRALIA: Shikhar Dhawan has had an abysmal run with the bat so far in the tournament. He's scored 1, 6 and 23 so far for a total of just 30. Last time he played against Australia, he scored 26 runs from 9 balls and 42 runs from 32 balls - both in Australia. The Indian team and fans would need more of the same magic if they are to set up a big total or get a good start in a chase. (Source: AP)

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INDIA vs AUSTRALIA: Most recently, MS Dhoni's agility behind the stumps has been more talked about than his prowess with the willow. After that, it has been his hot temper ever since he lost his cool against a journalist in the post-match press conference in Bangalore. Now that he's hit a few balls - with a golf club - he has returned his focus back to hitting the ball with a bat. India would need his intensity raising knock - should that situation arise - against Australia on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

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INDIA VS AUSTRALIA: Dhoni proved the reason of he being called 'Captain Cool' in the match against Bangladesh. Giving the ball to Hardik Pandya in a crunch situation and then running the last batsman out with a sprint was something to watch out for. (Source: PTI)

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INDIA VS AUSTRALIA: Ravindra Jadeja's contribution to the team with the bat has been less than useful. He has only scored 12 runs in the two innings he's had a chance to bat in. But he has been more than a handful for the opposition with his slow left-arm spin. He's picked up 4 wickets so far but his contribution is more in the number of times he's reduced the flow of runs or beaten the bat to give the opposition batsmen difficulty in scoring. Against Australia too, India and MS Dhoni would bank on this resource. (Source: AP)

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INDIA vs AUSTRALIA: Yuvraj Singh played a calm but slow knock against Pakistan to give India the stability it needed in its chase. But in the other two matches, he could only put 4 and 3 on the board. Bizarrely, he's not been used as a bowler by MS Dhoni even on pitches such as Nagpur which offered plenty of turn. Ravichandran Ashwin is another asset that Dhoni has and will bank upon against the Aussies. Ajinkya Rahane (L) hasn't been part of Dhoni's plans so far in the tournament and that trend is likely to continue when they play the crunch game in Mohali on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

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INDIA VS AUSTRALIA: With his back against the wall and pressure rising, Suresh Raina played a sensible knock against Bangladesh to help India towards a decent total. Keeping that in mind, his form is back at an important stage and Raina's presence in the middle order makes India's chances of beating Australia all the more stronger. (Source: AP)

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INDIA VS AUSTRALIA: The star player from the last match against Bangladesh, Hardik Pandya would be high on confidence. He defended 2 runs in the last three balls and played a massive role in a spine-chilling win for India. The all-rounder's presence and contribution would play a crucial role in the match against Australia. (Source: PTI)