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India sent in to bat by Australia in T20 World Cup clash

India sent in to bat by Australia in T20 World Cup clash

St. Lucia, June 24 (UNI) In a crucial T20 World Cup showdown at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium on Monday, Australia won the toss and elected to field against India, setting the stage for a high-stakes encounter brimming with anticipation and historical weight.
The decision by Mitchell Marsh, leading the Australian side in place of Aaron Finch, underscores their strategy to exploit early conditions that favor their formidable pace attack, bolstered by the return of Mitchell Starc.
Meanwhile, India's captain Rohit Sharma, despite expressing a preference to chase on what he described as a "sticky" wicket, remains confident in his team's ability to deliver under pressure.
For India, unbeaten so far in the tournament and riding on a wave of momentum, this match represents an opportunity to avenge their recent heartbreaks against Australia, including their devastating loss in the previous World Cup.
With a lineup boasting the likes of Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, and Jasprit Bumrah, they are poised to maintain their dominance and secure a spot in the next stage of the competition.
As the players prepare to take the field amidst palpable excitement and nerves, cricket fans worldwide are eagerly anticipating a clash that promises to be a thrilling spectacle under the Caribbean sun.
Teams
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh(c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
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