In Match 21 of 2015 Cricket World Cup, table toppers India will take on fifth placed United Arab Emirates in the Group B fixture face-off at the WACA Ground in Perth. MS Dhoni’s Men in Blue has faced no problems in the tournament so far as they easily dispatched big teams in Pakistan and South Africa easily in previous matches. In the match 21, we take a look at five key players who can play crucial role for their sides. Also Catch the updated POINTS TABLE OF ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015.
1. Sikhar Dhawan: The dashing left hand opener is India’s highest run scorer at the World Cup scorer so far and his tremendous batting form can decimate the UAE attack. The southpaw would be hoping he continues his fine form as India look to get a routine win under their belt. Also Read: 2015 Cricket World Cup Leading Run-Scorers: List of Top Batsmen of WC 2015.
2. Virat Kohli: Indian vice- captain along with Dhawan has enjoyed a fine time out in the middle looking solid in his new found role as the anchorman. If India are to go the distance and defend the title they will need Kohli to continue firing on all cylinders.
3. R Ashwin: Before the start of the World Cup, R Ashwin was unheard of; his magic on the wane but cometh the hour cometh the man, Ashwin has been dangerous with the ball. He has stopped the flow of the runs in the middle over and in addition has also taken crucial wickets. Also Read: 2015 Cricket World Cup Leading Wicket-takers: List of Top Bowlers of WC 2015.
4. Shaiman Anwar: The heroics of Shaiman Anwar in the previous match who cracked 106 off 83 balls brought immense joy to his fellow country and were instrumental in UAE posting a good total against Ireland. It will be a test for Anwar to face an in-form Indian bowling on a bouncy Perth wicket.
5. Khurram Khan: He is an indispensable part of UAE’ s line up being their leading run scorer and UAE will be hoping he finds form soon having played his first World Cup match at the age of 43 . The ex -captain’s bowling too will be crucial when they face India.
For India, UAE should not be a big threat who has failed to win a single match in the 11th edition so far. But the inexperienced UAE has managed to win ones hearts with their steely grit. Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule in IST: Time Table, Fixture & Venue Details of all WC 2015 Matches.