India vs Australia, World Cup 2019: Toss update and Confirmed playing 11

India have won the toss and opted to bat first and would be aiming for a score of around 300.
India vs Australia, World Cup 2019: Toss update and Confirmed playing 11India vs Australia, World Cup 2019: Toss update and Confirmed playing 11
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Team India take on Australia in their second World Cup game on Sunday at The Oval in London. The Indians have won a crucial toss and opted to bat first.

Pitch report: The Oval was bright and sunny with no cloud cover before the start of the game, which prompted Kohli to bat first on a dry surface. A score of around 290 looks par, and the Indian would want to get as many to put their rivals under pressure. 

Playing 11: Both teams are unchanged for this game. 

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa

What the captains had to say: 

Virat Kohli: We are gonna bat first, looks a nice wicket. It's been used before and it'll get slower as the sgame goes on. Best conditions to bat first and put some runs on the board. The bowling attack can put pressure on the opposition in the second half. The batsmen would be wary about the situation. Scoreboard pressure does matter in a tournament like the World Cup. With the sun out at the Oval, it's a no brainer to bat first. It's been used before so there is not much moisture in the pitch. It looked hard, nice and dry. We think it's gonna play nicely and the bat will come on to the bat. We are playing with the same line-up because we have a nice balance. The bowling line-up was balanced and we had depth in our batting, everyone's in good spirit and we need to execute the same plans that we did in the last game.

Aaron Finch:  I would have batted first. It's a dry surface, might get slower later. I think in the World Cup you are playing against different oppositions, good chance for the players to get out there and express themselves. You look at every situation, we are going with the same playing XI. We didn't have the best of the games in the previous match.

Prediction: Indians will need to see through the opening spell of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc. If they can go through the first ten overs without losing a wicket, India will have the upper hand and can then aim to get to a score of around 300. They have the bowlers in Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav to the tie the Aussie batters down. 

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