|ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Betting|
ScheduleSunday, 15 February 2015 at 03:30 GMT / 03:30 UK / 09:00 IST
India – The Men in Blue were placed in Group B where they played six matches, won four, lost one, the other ended as a tied and grabbed 9 points at a net run rate of +0.900. They forced their way to the final, defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets on April 2, 2011 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai and truly deserved the coveted trophy.
Pakistan – The Green shirts performed excellently in Group A, were at the top of the table with 10 points from six games, triumphed five, surrendered one and got a net run rate of +0.758. They qualified for the Semi-finals and were overpowered by India with a difference of 29 runs on March 30, 2011, at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Punjab.
Team India was recently humiliated by the hosts Australia 2-0 in the four Tests and they were unable to clinch a single victory in the Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series which involved England as well. Pakistan, on the other hand, could not perform as required, lost the home ODI series vs. New Zealand 2-3 and handed over two limited overs games to the Kiwis on the return tour.
The Men in Green have never won any match against their arch rivals Blue Shirts in the Cricket World Cup history and will try to mend their record while the latter will do their best to maintain it.
The strong looking batting line-up of India will revolve around, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and Shikhar Dhawan. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Stuart Binny and Ravichandran Ashwin will create a lot of problems for their opponents with their accurate bowling.
Misbah-ul-Haq is the mainstay of the Pakistani batting, Younis Khan is out of form in the ODIs and they will depend on the young guns to fire that includes Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Nasir Jamshed and Umar Akmal. Shahid Afridi and Haris Sohail are competent all-rounders and the inexperienced bowling line will be looked after by Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali, Ehsan Adil, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah.
Sunday, February 15, 2015 @ 03:30 GMT, 14:00 local at Adelaide Oval.
Mostly sunny with occasional clouds and the temperatures around 18-26ᵒC.
The winning captain will prefer to bat and set a healthy target.
The Australian batsmen scored heaps of runs and their bowlers enjoyed as well in the 1st Test against India who lost 20 wickets in the game as the former conquered it by 48 runs.
India – (From) MS Dhoni (C), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Stuart Binny, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Pakistan – (From) Misbah-ul-Haq (C), Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Rahat Ali, Ehsan Adil, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah.
India looks like winning their opening game.