Australia’s Strategy for Knockout Victory against India in the World Cup Final

Australia have never come across an opponent as strong as this Indian team in the World Cup and their only hope of causing an upset in Ahmedabad is to step outside their comfort zone. They are facing a seemingly invincible force that has notched up 10 straight wins in this tournament, including a resounding victory over Australia. Australia’s conservative approach is likely to make them easy targets. After India’s tactics for dictating pitch in the semi-final win over New Zealand, Australia expects a similar surface in Ahmedabad, favoring India’s spinners and strong batting unit. Australia’s captain Pat Cummins addressed India’s home advantage by saying they have played a lot in India and will have to wait and see. Australia needs to change their tactics and be proactive in their approach to compete with India. Rohit Sharma is seen as a potential threat to Australia’s seamers, and Mitchell Starc is crucial to breaking through early. The Indian batting line-up revolves around Virat Kohli, who has been a standout performer against Australia. Australia has shown improved fielding, while India’s weakness lies in their reliance on their five designated bowlers to bowl their full quota of overs. Australia is hoping their middle-order batsmen can make an impact against India. Captain Cummins expressed confidence and believes that they don’t have to be at their best to challenge any team but it remains to be seen whether Australia will be able to counter India’s formidable team.