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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, quarter-finals: Australia still the strongest, India not to be taken lightly

New Delhi: They might have lost one match in the tournament, but three-time World champions Australia are once again looking the most formidable team in cricket's biggest extravaganza.

Under the captaincy of Michael Clarke, the Aussies are the team to beat this year and unlike other teams, most of their players are in sublime form. While David Warner and Aaron Finch have scored a century each in the tournament, Mitchell Starc has been the most impressive seamer in the tournament alongside Trent Boult.

Such has been the form of the Aussies that they have players like George Bailey and Mitchell Marsh as reserves. Australia have two extemely formidable all-rounders in Shane Watson and James Faulkner, which has strengthened their squad to a great extent.

Australia will take on Pakistan in the third quarter-final.

On the other hand, India have surprised everybody with their unbeaten run in the tournament. Team India was struggling with their form ahead of the showpiece event, but there was no looking back for MS Dhoni & Co after they defeated Pakistan in their opening game of the tournament.

Since then, India has convincingly defeated South Africa, UAE, West Indies, Ireland and Zimbabwe. One of their major achievements has been bowling out the opposition in all six Pool matches.

Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin have been at their best, which has been the highlight of India's performance.

India are up against Bangladesh in the second quarter-final of the tournament.

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