I have seen some interesting comparison in Cricinfo before the match begins between the two heavy weights of cricket.
This match can be seen through several prisms:
Champions of the World vs Pre-Tournament favourites
Misfiring Middle Order vs Misfiring Middle Order
Pace-reliant attack vs Spin-heavy attack
Athletic fielders vs Incompetent fielder
Ponting vs Sachin
Australia against India has been a much hyped match in recent times after India vs Pakistan. Today’s clash between these two teams is something which cannot be guessed or anticipated before hand. They both are currently struggling with many obvious imperfections.
I wish Indian bowlers fire well and take the crucial wickets early and give a great kick start to the innings. In batting the top order has been doing good for India, and I wish the middle and lower middle order would also do well this time to get those extra 20 or 30 runs that we have been missing right from first match in the world cup. I also wish that Sachin hit a century and reach his 18000 runs and India win.
What ever it is, the loser goes home while the winner heads to Mohali, to play Pakistan on March 30.