Australia’s fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, who is ready for the big match of the World Cup, said that he does not see any real weakness in the Indian team, but taking lessons from the opening match of the tournament, he will try to shake its top order. In the league stage match played between these two teams in Chennai, India had won by 6 wickets. However, India’s start in batting was not good and till the second over its score was three runs for two wickets.
Australia defeated South Africa by three wickets here on Thursday and made it to the final where it will face India in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Before the World Cup, a three-match ODI series was played between these two teams in which India won 2-1.
Hazlewood said about the match with India after the win against South Africa, “We played a series against them before the World Cup, which we lost 2-1. We have played a lot of cricket against each other. We know his team well and he also knows our team well.
He said, “His team is excellent.” He had no equal in the entire tournament. There are no real weaknesses in their team but we are ready to face them on Sunday. The fast bowler said, “When they were chasing small targets in Chennai, we became aware of some of their minor shortcomings. walked. We were lucky to get two of his wickets in the beginning itself. ,
These two teams had previously faced each other in the World Cup final in 2003, in which Australia had won. Hazlewood, who shook South Africa’s top order along with Mitchell Starc, hopes that he will be successful in performing the same against India.
He said, “I and Starc have been bowling together for a long time. We understand each other’s game well and we both performed well in the last match. Hopefully we will perform like this again on Sunday. ,
Australia’s fast bowler Mitchell Starc said about Sunday’s World Cup final against India that his team is excited to face the best team of the tournament. India won all its 10 matches so far in the tournament and made it to the finals. Australia entered the final by defeating South Africa by three wickets here on Thursday.
Starc told reporters after the match, “We want to face the best team.” So far they are the best team of the tournament and both our teams will face each other in the final. This is the World Cup and that’s why we play this game.” He said, “We are definitely facing a team which is facing any challenge moving forward and is still unbeaten.”
The opening match was played between India and Australia in the league stage. However, this match remained one-sided. In the match played in Chennai, India won by 6 wickets after bowling out Australia for 199 runs. Starc said, “We played the first match of the tournament against them and now we will face them in the last match. It remains to be seen what the situation will be at the end of the World Cup.
While chasing the target of 213 runs against South Africa, Australia’s batsmen faced a lot of trouble against the spinners. Starc was asked whether his team was worried about the Indian spinners in the match to be held in Ahmedabad, he said, “When we reach Ahmedabad tomorrow, we will know whether the match will be played on the new wicket or the old one.”
The last World Cup final between India and Australia was played in 2003 and Starc was 13 years old then. He said, “All I know is that Australia won that match. Apart from this, I don’t know what happened in that match. Starc said that both the teams are aware of each other’s weak and strong points and his team is ready to face India in front of 1,30,000 spectators at the Narendra Modi Stadium. .
He said, “This is a big opportunity.” This is the final of the World Cup. Certainly players from both the teams have played there in different formats. Both the teams faced each other in the final of the World Test Championship earlier this year. Both the teams have experience of playing in big matches.