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All eyes on Shikhar ahead of the final against Aussies

cricket Updated: Aug 14, 2013 09:39 IST
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A confident India A, boosted by Shikhar Dhawan’s brilliant double century, will take on their consistent Australian counterparts in what promises to be a high-scoring tri-series final on an absolute featherbed at the L C de Villiers Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

India have lost both their round robin league matches to the Australians by close margins but Cheteshwar Pujara and Co will hope that ‘Law of Averages’ catches up with the opposition side.

With Confidence

India A will certainly go into the match with a lot of confidence after yesterday’s ‘Dhawan Mayhem’ against the Proteas but Australia, who have been the best side, will certainly chalk out elaborate plans to stop the star-studded rival batting line-up.

All eyes will be on Dhawan, who has dazzled with strokeplay, and one would expect him to fire when it matters the most.

As far as batting is concerned, India have ticked all the boxes with top-order batsmen getting runs.

While Dhawan, with 348 runs from three games, leads the tally, Pujara has come back to form with a half-century and a century. While Rohit Sharma has been a picture of consistency with a hat-trick of 50s, Rayudu and Raina have also chipped in.