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The pitch promises to be flat and hard and full of runs.
List A Games at SCA Stadium, Rajkot
Batting First – Avg Runs per wkt : 50.2, Scoring Rate : 6.2
Batting Second – Avg Runs per wkt : 38.5, Scoring Rate : 5.8#INDvAUS
Things are looking good for Australia, very good indeed, as Sam Perry writes in The Guardian Australia’s weekly cricket column.
For the men’s team, the shoots could scarcely be more green: undefeated this summer, a generational No 3 unearthed and an arguably unrivalled bowling attack. It has been 15 years since Australia could lay claim to consistent cricketing dominance, and for the first time since then, they appear to be giving themselves a decent shot at it. Then again, as has been pointed out, the supposed Battle of the Titans could also be understood as a belated World Cup third-place play-off. There’s probably a while to go yet.
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