Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli opines that his side’s World Cup semi-final clash on Thursday in Sydney will be the ideal opportunity to defeat Australia and make a resounding statement in the tournament.
Former Indian bowling coach Joe Dawes reckons that India will find it tough to replicate Pakistan pace bowler Wahab Riaz's spell against Australia when they play the semi-final on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Rohit Sharma scored the highest score in a World Cup quarter-final as India produced a near flawless batting, bowling and fielding performance to thump Bangladesh by 109 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Suresh Raina scored a crucial century in an unbeaten 196-run partnership with his skipper MS Dhoni as India came back from trouble and showed their batting mettle, to beat Zimbabwe by six wickets at Eden Park in their highest successful chase in World Cups.
India made short-work of Ireland’s hopes on the back of a sparkling century from Shikhar Dhawan that helped the defending champions chase down 259 at Seddon Park, winning the Pool B World Cup game by eight wickets and 79 balls to spare.