Saturday, November 7, 2009

India vs Australia Sixth ODI: Will it be Another Run Feast Affair?

You know that the fifth ODI of the ongoing seven-match ODI series saw almost 700 runs in Hyderabad. Now, the question is if the upcoming match scheduled to take place in Guwahati will be another run-feast. There is unpredictability over the nature of the wicket in Guwahati.

The pitch curator earlier said that team batting first could make a 300 plus total on the board. However, comments on the nature of the wicket have been different from the players. Indian captain Dhoni has said that it looks like a classic sub-continental wicket, while Australian batsman Michael Hussey finds it a slow wicket without having any bounce. So, he does not think that it would be another very high-scoring game in Guwahati. Moreover, there are some uncertainties over the selection of the teams on both camps.

Australia is yet to take a final decision over the inclusion of Mitchell Johnson in the first eleven, while India is now planning to play an extra specialist spinner in Amit Mishra in place of pacer Munaf Patel, but it is not yet decided.

Australia is leading the series 3-2 with two matches left in the series. Another victory would ensure their series win, while India must win the rest of the two games in order to retain the title.

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