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World T20: India look to maintain winning momentum against struggling Australia today

Mirpur: On a roll after completing a hat-trick of victories, title contenders India would look to continue with their winning ways in the ongoing ICC World T20 when they meet a struggling Australian team in their last group league encounter here today.

India captain MS Dhoni (left) with Virat Kohli during a practice session in Dhaka on Saturday. Pic/AFP
India captain MS Dhoni (left) with Virat Kohli during a practice session in Dhaka on Saturday. Pic/AFP 

Back-to-back defeats
Having registered comprehensive wins against Pakistan, West Indies and Bangladesh in three successive matches to qualify for the semi-finals, the confidence of the team is at an all-time high as they face George Bailey's Australia which has not done justice to their immense potential.

With back-to-back defeats against Pakistan and West Indies, the Australian team are all but out of the competition with a faint mathematical possibility that has kept them afloat and interested.

But for that to happen, George Bailey and his team first need to beat India by a comprehensive margin which looks a distant reality considering the current form of the two teams.

For India, the key has been their spinners, who have done a tremendous job.

While left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has been a bit on the expensive side despite taking wickets, off-spinner R Ashwin and leg-spinner Amit Mishra have been pictures of consistency so far in the tournament.

Although Ashwin has taken only three wickets in three matches, an economy rate of 5.16 over 12 overs is something that any captain would be proud of.

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