Australia, who have progressed to the Super Eights after thrashing Ireland and winning the rain-hit clash against West Indies, hope the first game would be a fitting start to the Super Eights, as they are facing Team India on Friday at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Talking to the reporters, Michael Hussey said there is a lot of pressure especially when they are playing against India.
"The pressure and tension are only going to rise as we get closer to that India match because it's a huge game," Hussey said.
Team India, who are fresh after thrashing England by 90 runs, would definitely look to dominate as they are on a high with Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla performing well.
Moreover, with the entire squad responding to the captain's call, they need to sort out a few issues in order to play their best XI while Aussies would face a lot of issues playing India as they are vulnerable against spin.
Hussey also felt a win against India in the Super Eights would ensure them a place in the semi-finals.
"If we can win that first one in the Super Eights, it does give you that confidence and that little buffer that you know you just need one out of the last two to get through. It's pretty much an early grand final really in the context of the tournament," he said.