India vs Australia match will be very crucial for both the teams. The outcome will give the top two world cricket teams a confidence about their chances in the tournament and give them assurance about their preparedness for the tournament.
India’s mammoth and one-sided win against England gave them a new-found confidence. The team despite not being very good in fast bowling impressed the cricketing world with the impressive performance of its spinner. Harbhajan Singh came a changed man. He was no longer the same man who was beaten by almost every other batsman on the field, his bowling was accurate and so was his line and length.
Fielding was also markedly improved and it didn’t allow the English batsmen to take easy singles and not many catches were dropped. For Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni it must be a great relief to see his side excell in all round performance, and that too against the defending champions.
But in cricket nothing is prpedictable and Australians are among the toughest nut to crack. Australia’s veteran batsman Mike Hussey feels that Friday’s Super Eights clash with India would be a mini-grand final in the World Twenty20.
Australia, who are yet to lift a World Twenty20 title, face a tall order in the Super Eights stage. First they take on India and then South Africa and Pakistan.
“The pressure and tension are only going to rise as we get closer to that India match because it’s a huge game,” Hussey was quoted as saying by the Australian media Wednesday.
Hussey feels a win can help Australia stake their claim for a place in the semi-final.
“If we can win that first one in the Super Eights, it does give you that confidence and that little buffer that you know you just need one out of the last two to get through. It’s pretty much an early grand final really in the context of the tournament,” he said.