Australia take on Canada today in Bangalore
Facts and figures relating to the Group A World Cup match between Australia and Canada at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore today.cricket Updated: Mar 16, 2011 12:16 IST
Facts and figures relating to the Group A World Cup match between Australia and Canada (0900 GMT) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday.
Australia lead 1-0
In World Cups: Australia lead 1-0
No meetings in the sub-continent
* Their only meeting was 32 years ago and since then Australia have won the World Cup four times while Canada continue to be the competition's whipping boys.
* In the 1979 World Cup, Canada collapsed to 105 all out before being thrashed by seven wickets with 204 balls to spare.
* Australia (W,NR,WWW) are the only undefeated side left in the event and with their unbeaten World Cup streak stretching to 33 matches, only the very brave -- or foolish -- would put money on a bunch of part-time Canadians to break that run.
* After a shoddy start against Sri Lanka (210-run defeat) and Zimbabwe (175-run defeat), Canada bounced back strongly to give Pakistan a real scare (46-run defeat) before beating Kenya by five wickets. But their joy was short-lived with a 97-run bashing by New Zealand on Sunday.
* Australia's main problem is that they have had too much time to do -- nothing. After sitting idle for almost two weeks, it is little wonder that no Australian batsman feature in the top 20 list of highest run getters. Michael Clarke (175 runs) and openers Shane Watson (162) and Brad Haddin (149) are the only ones in the top 50.
* Canada's only bragging rights over the Australians is that Jimmy Hansra (212) and captain Ashish Bagai (186) have made it into the top 20 run scorers list, albeit having played one match more than the champions.
* Medium paceman Harvir Baidwan has been a rare success story for the North Americans as he is joint-second in the wicket-takers list with 12 victims, while Balaji Rao has nine scalps.
* Pace duo Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Tait, both eight wickets, will be looking increase their haul on Wednesday.