On Saturday, a day before the final match of the ODI World Cup 2023, Australian captain Pat Cummins praised Team India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami. He has described Shami as the biggest threat to his team. Cummins said in the press conference, ‘Shami is playing very well. His bowling is good. He further said that Team India’s performance has been very good throughout the tournament. India is a very good team, but we are also playing better.
Big things from Cummins’ press conference
The crowd in Ahmedabad will unilaterally support India. The Indian team gets tremendous support in Ahmedabad and this was seen in the match against Pakistan in the World Cup. But silencing a crowd of 1.3 lakh at a game would be satisfying. We did not have a good start, but as a team we are performing well.
Yes, we became champions in 1999 by losing the first two matches, but that is old now. Our focus is on the final to be played tomorrow. Team India’s bowling is excellent. Five Indian bowlers bowl 10 overs each. At the same time, all three fast bowlers of the team are in excellent form and in the middle overs, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja are bowling very economically and also taking wickets.
Australia reached the final after defeating South Africa in the semi-finals
Australia had a bad start in the World Cup. The team had to face defeat by 6 wickets against host India in the very first match. In the very next match, the team was defeated by South Africa by 134 runs. After 2 consecutive defeats, the Kangaroo team made a comeback and won the next 7 matches.
The team defeated Sri Lanka by 5 wickets, Pakistan by 62 runs, Netherlands by 309 runs, New Zealand by 5 runs, England by 33 runs, Afghanistan by 3 wickets and Bangladesh by 8 wickets. After 7 consecutive wins, the team reached the semi-finals with 14 points. The team reached the final by defeating South Africa by 3 wickets in the semi-finals.
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