Litmus test awaits India at Melbourne

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 February 2015, 08:14 PM

Insurgent India is all set to face South Africa in their second high-profile match at Melbourne in the Cricket World Cup. Earlier, the Indian team won a high pressure match against Pakistan, despite a poor last five overs. Proteas on the other hand, lost their top order against spirited Zimbabwe, but recovered well to score past 300 and had convincing win.

Both, India and South Africa have played in Melbourne and know how to tackle the challenges including the large boundaries. Things can get bit hot up as a full house is expected on Sunday to witness a keen contest between top two contenders of the trophy.

It will be a test for the Indian batsmen as they face the best pace attack of the World Cup. Both, India and South Africa are top contenders from the group to qualify for the knockouts, but both will try to win their every match to lead the pool.   

South Africa have an unassailable 3-0 lead over India in World Cup. On the other hand, India will try to continue its winning streak. Both the teams have played a lot of times against each other in recent past. 

India (probable): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma,  Virat Kohli,  Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina,  MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja,  R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav

South Africa (probable): Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (capt), David Miller, JP Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir

First Published: Saturday, February 21, 2015 06:56 PM
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