India vs Australia, World Cup 2019: Tough to pick a winner, says Sunil Gavaskar

Australia are always a different team in the World Cup, and Gavaskar warns against taking them lightly.
India vs Australia, World Cup 2019: Tough to pick a winner, says Sunil GavaskarIndia vs Australia, World Cup 2019: Tough to pick a winner, says Sunil Gavaskar
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Former Indian player Sunil Gavaskar has stated that it is tough to pick a winner for the marquee clash between India and Australia that will be held at The Oval in London on Sunday. 

Gavaskar elaborated by saying that the Aussies had rediscovered their "old combativeness" after they recovered from 79 for 5 against the West Indies to eventually win the game. The Australians, led by Steven Smith and Nathan Coulter-Nile took the target to 288, which proved 15 runs too much for their rivals. 

The commentator also stated that India would have to make use of Australia's slips and should always be switched on if they dream of getting past the side in the game. 

"It promises to be a great game. It's even stevens. You can't say anybody is favourites. If you look at the way the Australians came back against the West Indies, that shows their character. That shows their old combativeness is back. They are a strong side. It's even stevens," Sunil Gavaskar said.

"There will be slight door openings at various stages in the match. That is where India need to push the door wide open and then shut it down."

"I thought West Indies had that opportunity after their pacers had Australia in trouble. At that stage, if they had stuck with their regular bowlers, it could have been a different story."

India defeated Australia in the quarter-finals in 2011 but lost to the side in the semis four years ago as they won their fifth crown.

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