Wednesday, October 21, 2009

India v Australia 2009/10


Australian cricket team captain Ricky has said it would be wrong to pick favorites before their 7match ODI series gets underway in India from October 25. Though Australia has the momentum in their favor, following their commendable Champions Trophy victory in South Africa, Ponting expects the home side to give them a fight. He said India is a very good and a very strong one-day team in the recent history and they are not underestimating them. He also added that they are the number one and two teams in the world and it all points to an entertaining good contest over the few weeks, he said all these a day after the team landed in Mumbai. He exclaimed that they have always enjoyed playing in India and with India. Their rivalry over the last few years has been growing, its very good for the world game. Both teams arrived in South Africa with series wins under their belt but left the country with very much contrasting results. Australia had drubbed England 6-1 after losing the Ashes and then they went on to retain the Champions Trophy title by beating England in the semis. They were without the services of two key batsmen due to injury, but now both have returned for the ODIs to let bolster the side.

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