India had registered an emphatic 4-1 win against Pakistan in their first face off at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Sunday, Feb 28.
While, Australia was defeated in their opening match versus England.
But it is also important to note that India has beaten Australia just once in 5 World Cup encounters.
Deepak Thakur, Indian hockey team member, said, "Naturally they have lost their first match so they will come out like wounded tigers. We are working out our strategies. I believe there will be pressure on them as well, since they have lost their first match."
Aussie coach Ric Charlesworth said, "I don't want to underestimate any team in our pool. They are all good, they are all dangerous, so we have to do really well to succeed and now it's an uphill task for us.