Second spot in Pool A will be the target for Australia when they finish off their group engagements against Scotland in Hobart on Saturday.
Australia got the much-needed victory against Sri Lanka to keep that second spot very much in their hands, and a win against Scotland at the Bellerive Oval should give them just that.
The Aussies will also hope for a bit of a hit out on Saturday as well, with Michael Clarke keen on getting every single one of his batsmen as much time in the middle as possible. The team has been announced, with Pat Cummins coming in for left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty, while Shane Watson keeps his place in the side after his impressive knock against Sri Lanka.
"I think the order will be a little bit different as well to try and give guys a hit ahead of our quarterfinal," said Clarke. "I like the fact the selectors are picking players for conditions and opposition
"I think we'd be silly to pick our team today for the World Cup quarter-final. We don't know what we're going to get in Adelaide, we don't know what the wicket will be like, we still don't know who we will be playing against. I think we will assess that next week or in a few days."
For the here and now, it will be about getting a win against the Scots, any win, and ensuring there are no injury casualties ahead of the quarters. Australia currently have seven points, one behind Sri Lanka, who got to eight points courtesy a win over Scotland.
Scotland will hope to make the match as much of a contest as possible, with a win against the co-hosts looking unlikely. The Scots have played well in patches in every one of their matches, but they have struggled to come to the fore for the entirety of the 100 overs.
"We've got to believe we can compete," said Scotland opener Kyle Coetzer, who scored a brilliant hundred against Bangladesh earlier in the tournament. "I think we have shown with that 100-run partnership and a few decent spells with the ball in a number of these games that we're more than capable of putting in a solid performance.
"What we've been searching for is a full performance, a good performance with the bat, in the bowling innings doing the same thing.
"It's tough with the quality of players we're coming up against, it's a big learning curve for a number of our guys. We definitely are taking strides forward. I think not only us but the other Associate sides have really shown that we've moved forwards in the last four years."
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