Former captain Sunil Gavaskar tipped Australia as favourites to win Thursday's high-voltage cricket World Cup semifinal against India but said Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can beat the hosts if they bat first and put up a big total.
Chennai's fish named Chanakya II predicted a win for India against mighty Australia for a victory in an enthralling semi-final clash to be held at the SCG in the ongoing ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup on Thursday.
With the threat of in-form off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin looming large, Australian captain Michael Clarke today summoned Shane Warne at the team's nets ahead of their ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final clash against India, here on Thursday.
Drawing flak for his indifferent form in the World Cup so far, Australian skipper Michael Clarke today hit back at his critics, saying that his record in limited overs cricket is as good as anybody who has played the game.
Ahead of India's all-important World Cup semi-final against Australia, star batsman Rohit Sharma today said the team knows how to win crunch matches at big events and this would be a big plus for the side when it takes on the co-hosts at the SCG here tomorrow.
Crediting bowlers for Indian team's remarkable turnaround after a winless show preceding the World Cup, star batsman Virat Kohli feels it is the perfect time to beat Australia in Thursday's semifinal and do justice to their performance in the showpiece event.
Australia's plea for a gold rush of hometown support for Thursday's cricket World Cup semi-final is set to be washed away by a tsunami of patriotic Indians, who are out to turn the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) into a sea of blue.
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell today said Ravichandran Ashwin will get purchase from the SCG wicket and that spin would be a "big advantage" for India when they square off against the Michael Clarke-led side in the cricket World Cup semi-finals here on Thursday.
Former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja believes Indian bowlers should take a cue from Wahab Riaz's hostile spell against Australia and exploit the Michael Clark-led side's weakness in the World Cup semi-finals clash at the SCG on Thursday.
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said on Friday Australia will miss the services of a quality spinner in their cricket World Cup semifinal clash against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on March 26.