Clash of the stage in a pivotal match against the Lithuanians who are considered to be heavy weights is what Australia will face on Tuesday. The Australians have to make a mark once again as they strive for a breakthrough performance after their strike back quality.
Australians were back with a bang on Sunday as they strived against the South Koreans. Their victory was thumping with 34 point. A daunting task awaits them on Tuesday (AEST- Wednesday morning). They will clash with Lithuania who is the ranked fourth in the world. Their aims and hopes are high and want to stay on course in Spain to clinch their maiden World Cup title.
To keep their hopes alive, they will have to win the group game that too the third one at Gran Canaria. To top their group it is a golden chance and if they can convert it into a winning one then they have the upper edge. Owing by the conditions of the tournament and also the track record, the feat has not been managed to be converted at least 10 times.
In comparison with Lithuania, Australia had lost the opening match to Slovenia, hailed as an upset. Lithuania on the other hand tasted early success Against Angola and Mexico. But the runners up of the Champions of Europe of 2015 are not without loopholes as they are devoid of their captain and key figure Mantas Kalnietis as he suffered from collarbone injury which ruled him out of the team.
Head coach of the Australians stated that the loss is huge and how the team will manage without the key figure is to be seen. Despite, the loss the team still looks in good shape and with necessary changes the team is going to bounce back. With a good defence they have the talent to turn things.