India vs Australia, World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma's battle with Mitchell Starc one to watch out for

Team India's Rohit Sharma will look to get the better of Mitchell Starc who took 5 wickets in the last game.
India vs Australia, World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma's battle with Mitchell Starc one to watch out forIndia vs Australia, World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma's battle with Mitchell Starc one to watch out for
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The Australian Cricket Team will take on India at The Oval on Sunday, in what will be a clash between two favourites. Both teams are undefeated in the edition so far, with Australia having played a game more than the Indians. 

Rohit Sharma, who scored an unbeaten 122 in the successful run chase against the South Africans last time will spearhead the batting attack while Australia's Mitchell Starc, who took 5 against West Indies last time around will be the key player for them. And the battle between the duo promises to be an exciting one. 

Bowling in conditions that will assist the seamers initially, Starc's opening spell to Rohit might go a long way in deciding the course of the game. The Indians have not fared well against the swinging ball - as we recently saw in the warm-ups against New Zealand - and if the fast bowlers from Australia get help, the task will be even tougher. However, after the early help for the bowlers, the track will roll out beautifully for the batters, and if Rohit applies himself well on this flat track, runs will be found in abundance. 

Starc will look to pitch the ball in the middle stump before getting it to deviate away from his off-stump. The moving ball has always been Rohit's weakness. He prefers a widish delivery and is often guilty of miscuing a swinging ball to the slips. Starc has all the skills to get the ball to talk, and if he can do just that, Rohit will find it tough. On the other hand, if the lanky pacer slips in his line or length, he is going to be taken apart by the opener. 

As such, it promises to be an exciting battle.

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