Very promising stats
India and Australia have played each other in 9 one-dayers since the 2003 World Cup final
The scoreline is overwhelmingly one-sided in Australia's favour, P 13, W 9, L 2, NR 2
. As close to hopeless as you can find ahead of Sunday's allegedly marquee game.
The last time India beat Australia in a one-dayer was 9 matches ago
. To put it in perspective, that was at a time when VVS Laxman
played one-day internationals, John Wright
was India's coach, no-one knew that Sourav Ganguly
would not be part of the one-day side in a matter of a couple of years and Greg Chappell
probably didn't even know Jagmohan Dalmiya's email address.
Given that my pre-tournament prediction (to Ganesh, on instant messenger) on Sri Lanka winning the trophy, and my change of stand when Pakistan emphatically said 'We are like this only'
, have been thrown into the dustbin
, I'll try some reverse-woofing.
Australia to win on Sunday by a margin of at least 120 runs (if batting first) or 6 wickets (if chasing).