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3 players who will be the key for India's chances against Australia

3 players who will be the key for Indias chances against Australia
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India will be taking on Australia at the Kennington Oval on Sunday, in what is touted to be one of the biggest encounters in the ongoing showpiece event.

India will be taking on Australia at the Kennington Oval on Sunday, in what is touted to be one of the biggest encounters in the ongoing showpiece event.

A modern-age rivalry that seldom disappoints the fans, a clash between these two proud cricketing nations offers riveting stuff on each occasion, and Sunday assures to be nothing different.

While India will be taking the field as favourites, Australia too, will be confident of coming out trumps after thumping Afghanistan and West Indies in their previous two encounters.

With the likes of David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins in their ranks, the Aussies will come as a daunting opposition and the Indians will need to be on top of their game to face them.

Here are 3 players who will be pivotal for India's chances in this all-important fixture.

#1 Rohit Sharma

Coming on the back of a brilliant ton against South Africa in Southampton, Rohit Sharma will once again shoulder India's hopes at the top of the order.

With Shikhar Dhawan yet to find his feet, Sharma will be a key player against the Aussie pace line-up in the first 15 overs.

Possessing a rare ability to churn out big hundreds against challenging oppositions, the "hitman will be looking to extend his purple patch and essay a vital contribution to the team's chances.

#2 Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal has been a revelation for India in the limited overs formats. Chipping in with wickets during the crucial middle overs, the diminutive cricketer has turned into a vital cog in Virat Kohli's armoury.

His latest heroics saw him run through the South African batsmen, as he accounted for four wickets in India's opening game of the competition.

Chahal will once again be Kohli's trump card with the ball against the men in yellow. The fans will be hoping for the wily leggie to weave his magic against a strong Australian batting unit on Sunday.

#3 Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli will typically come as Australia's biggest threat in London. A modern-day batting maestro who can maul any attack on his day, Kohli will be key to India's batting unit.

Assuming the all-important no 3 spot, the skipper forms the spine of the line-up and will be determined to make a solid contribution with the bat after missing out against South Africa at the Rose Bowl.

However, with Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins motoring in top gear, the 30-year-old will have to bring his 'A' game to the fore to overcome a stiff challenge

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