Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc came close to helping Australia defeat New Zealand.[Getty]

Australia will take on Scotland in a Group A clash of the 2015 ICC World Cup at Bellerive Oval, Hobart, on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 3.30am GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

Australia made it to the quarter finals of the tournament after winning three of the five matches played so far and settling for a point with Bangladesh after the tie was washed out due to bad weather.

They are currently third in Group A and could move to fourth place if Bangladesh manage to defeat New Zealand in their final group stage fixture. A win for the co-host nation will help them move to the second spot and a defeat will see them finish third or fourth, depending on the result between the Black Caps and the Tigers.

Kyle Coetzer
Kyle Coetzer celebrates after scoring a century against Bangladesh.[Getty]

Their experience and the fact that they are playing at home should see Michael Clarke's side seal an easy win over the minnows over the weekend. A win will help them move to the second spot in the group table, irrespective of the results elsewhere.

A second place finish will see Australia take on the team which will finish third in Group B for the quarter final clash. Meanwhile, Scotland have not managed to win a single game in this World Cup and for that to change, they need individual heroics from a few of their players on Saturday.

Prediction

Australia to win

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Australia to win: 1/100
  • Scotland to win: 16

Team News

Australia

Possible XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (C), Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin (WK), Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood

Scotland

Possible XI: Kyle Coetzer, Calum McLeod, Freddie Coleman, Matt Machan, Preston Mommsen (C), Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Mathew Cross (WK), Rob Taylor, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans