India will take on Australia in the warm-up match at Cardiff on Tuesday ahead of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy 2013, which is starting on 6 June and concluding on 23 June.
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Broadcaster and ICC global media rights partner STAR Sports is working to ensure that viewers in close to 180 territories enjoy the matches from the comfort of their homes. The organisers are expecting an audience of 1.5 billion.
Like ICC World Twenty20 last year, STAR Sports will once again produce High Definition (HD) broadcast coverage using 29 cameras, Spydercam, enhanced Hawkeye cameras, Hot Spot and Ultra Motion cameras, said a statement by the ICC.
The match will begin at 3:00 pm IST on Tuesday and it will be telecast live on Star Sports channel. It will also be live streamed online on Star Sports official website.
The warm-up match on Tuesday will be watched keenly as it will give a hint of what to be expected from the two biggies - India and Australia - in the tournament. Victory may not help them on the score table but it will give psychological edge in the tournament.
The match will be a sort of an acid test for the much-talked-about formidable batting line-up of the Indian team and the pace attack of the Australian team.
India: Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik carried their Indian Premier League (IPL) form into the first warm-up game ahead of the Champions Trophy, chasing down Sri Lankan score of 325. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina are there in the line-up.
The bowlers gave away 325 runs in the earlier warm-up match against Sri Lanka. Their performance on Tuesday will be keenly watched.
Australia: David Warner and Shane Watson are in good form and they will be expected to carry their form in the recently concluded IPL into the tournament. Skipper Michael Clarke was ruled out of the IPL due to an injury but he is expected to give a good start tot eh team.
They are a strong bowling side with the likes of Mitchell Johnson, James Faulkner and Mitchell Starc expected to create ripples in the Indian batting line-up.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra and R Vinay Kumar
Australia: Michael Clarke (Captain), George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Phil Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson