- India take toss and bat
- Each teams unchanged
- Play starts at 10:30 BST, The Oval
- Australia with two wins from two video games
- India obtained opening match
So, as the avid gamers put collectively to enter the discipline here is a reminder of the 2 teams:
Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik
Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
Aaron Finch, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus
Stoinis, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam
BBC Sport at The Oval
It became as soon as fully heaving on my manner to The Oval this morning. A sea of India followers, wrapped in flags and, pleasingly, a form of younger households queuing to web in to the floor. The loyal downside is I’ve considered a bloke promoting half of-and-half of scarves. Game’s long gone.
Original Zealand cemented their plan on the tip of the desk with a routine seven-wicket take over Afghanistan.
Jimmy Neesham took 5-31 and Lockie Ferguson four-37 as Afghanistan were disregarded for 172, and Kane Williamson anchored the skedaddle with an unbeaten seventy 9.
And England were encourage to winning solutions with a 106-flee thumping over Bangladesh.
Jason Roy became as soon as the star with 153 in England’s daunting 386-6, while Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer took three wickets apiece as Bangladesh were bowled out for 280.
Australia captain Aaron Finch: “I’d agree with batted first too. It could perhaps presumably well presumably web a little bit slower later on. Either manner, in the first 10 overs you’ve got bought to behold to function the industry.
“We weighed up making potentialities but we’re assured with the model we were going.”
On Australia’s two wins from two video games: “In a World Cup – it be a relatively diverse further or less strain than playing a series against the the same facet. Or no longer it’s every other real opportunity for the avid gamers to worth.”
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India captain Virat Kohli on naming an unchanged team: “The bowling line-up became as soon as really balanced. We construct no longer agree with to swap something else. We obtained the first game, the team is in real spirits, and we want to arrive encourage out here and function the the same game conception.”
India captain Virat Kohli: “It appears to be like luxuriate in a extremely superb wicket. Or no longer it’s superb and difficult and dry. Or no longer it is a damaged-down pitch and we mediate it be going to web decrease and slower as the sport goes on. Scoreboard strain is frequently going to depend. The solar is out, it be The Oval – it be a no-brainer to bat first.”
Aaron Finch says he would agree with batted first as effectively. It appears to be like a belter.
Australia, too, are unchanged. I ponder in the event that they’d were tempted to raise in Nathan Lyon?
The cheers are so loud that you just might presumably well be ready to barely here what Virat Kohli is announcing.
They are unchanged, nonetheless, from the team that beat South Africa.
Here we mosey. Immense cheer for Virat Kohli as he is launched on the toss.
Up goes the coin…
There is a gaggle of photographers taking photos of the captains. Surely, there is a ton of of us wandering around on the outfield.
The bowlers on every facet are going by the motions. Pat Cummins has with regards to taken any individual’s hand off with a ripper past the observe stump.
There is a bolt of inexperienced in this pitch, except my eyes deceive me, but it appears to be like a real batting observe from here.
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My observe, Australia’s kit is… brilliant, is no longer really it?
Aaron Finch is out in the center, inspecting the zing bails. Here comes Virat…
So, India v Australia – ideal match of the World Cup to this point? It feels luxuriate in it.
It is in actuality handsome weather at The Oval, fortunately, and we’ll agree with the toss very shortly.