According to skipper Pat Cummins, Australia is excited for Sunday’s World Cup summit match against India in Ahmedabad after winning a thrilling semifinal match. In the thrilling second semifinal played on Thursday at the 1.3-lakh capacity stadium in Ahmedabad, the Australian team managed to upset South Africa by three wickets, securing their final berth.
Cummins Reflects on the Semifinal Win
“Easier than sitting in the dugout,” Cummins said at the post-match presentation while discussing the thrilling semifinal victory. A thrilling few hours, but fantastic work and a fantastic game.” He commended the team’s efforts and emphasised the benefit of having players with previous postseason experience.
Facing India in a Packed Stadium
In response to the idea of playing India in the championship game in front of an enthusiastic home audience, Cummins stated that the team was willing to accept the unidirectional support. Several players have finals experience, including the 2015 World Cup, which Cummins called a career highlight. “The stadium is going to be packed, pretty one-sided but got to embrace it,” he added.
Cummins Anticipates Spin on the Pitch
Cummins talked about the team’s expectation of spin on the surface later in the game when discussing the match plan. Although he acknowledged Josh and Starc’s unanticipated early bowling contributions, he also mentioned that the team adjusted to the circumstances. Cummins was undaunted by the dismal weather and shifting conditions.
Impressive Fielding Display
Cummins noted the team’s progress since the beginning of the competition and complimented them on their strong fielding performance. In particular, he praised David Warner’s remarkable on-field performances and emphasised the frontline bowlers’ achievements.
Travis Head’s Wicket-Taking Knack
Speaking about Travis Head’s performance, Cummins praised Head’s ability to get wickets while also highlighting the variety of bowlers’ efforts throughout the competition.
Australia’s Quest for a Sixth Title
Australia hopes to win their sixth World Cup as they prepare to play India in Ahmedabad. The crew, led by Cummins, is fired up about the championship and excited about the prospect of competing in India.