ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: Live Streaming of India vs Australia Warm-up Match
In about 3 hours from now, India and Australia will take on the field at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore to start their campaign in the World Cup 2011. Not quite though!!
Today's match is only a warm-up match, and does not amount to much in terms of points or run rate. These warm-up games are only meant to give the participating fourteen teams valuable match practice ahead of the start of the serious group matches.
India have been placed in Group B along with England, South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh and a a couple of non-test playing countries. Australia are in Group A, where the other teams include Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Canada and the non-test teams.
STAR Cricket and Star Sports will telecast the match live in India. Click here for further information on the Star Cricket Live Streaming of India vs Australia Warm-up Match.
Even though this may only be a warm-up match, you can be pretty well sure that neither India, nor Australia will give each other any free space. Both sides are expected to come hard at each other, and will look to win the contest and gain the mental edge before the World Cup begins.
India are expected to open with Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Gautam Gambhir will follow at no.3. It will be of interest to see if Suresh Raina makes it to the batting XI today. ( Since it is a warm-up match 14 players are allowed to be a part of the match. However, only 11 batsmen can play and at any point only 11 fielders will be allowed on the field).
On the Australia side, their two main batsmen Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke who have been out of form and runs recently will be keen to get some runs under their belt and regain their lost confidence. Ponting is also coming back after a finger injury so it remains to be seen if he has fully recovered from that.
Another thing is that both teams would want to ensure that no freak injuries take place. Therefore you can expect the fielding to be a bit light, with players not diving around much.
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