India will clash with hosts Australia in World Cup semi-final in Sydney on Thursday.
India have beaten Australia just once in 35 years in a one-day international at the Sydney Cricket Ground when a Sachin Tendulkar century helped them win in tri-series final in 2008.
India won all group matches and then beated Bangladesh by 109 runs in the quarter-finals.While four-time champions Australia have won all six semi-finals.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann said:”I think the pitch will be very similar to the one we used in the game against Sri Lanka when almost 700 runs were scored, so I think this will be another high-scoring affair.”
India will start from openers Shikhar Dhawan, who has 367 runs in the tournament with two centuries, and Rohit Sharma, who hit 137 against Bangladesh.
Australia lack a quality spinner and India lack a left arm quick now. The two teams, however, are going to have to make do with the resources in their aresenal. And these resources are strong enough themselves!