Ahead of the Cricket World Cup Final in Australia, Pacer Josh Hazlewood on the Indian Team

Bracing up for the finals of the World Cup against India, a team he describes as one without "any real weaknesses", Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood says he saw a "few cracks" while rattling their top-order in their tournament opener. Australia, who lost that match in Chennai by six wickets after reducing India to 3/2 in the second over, set up a big-ticket title showdown against the formidable hosts with a nervy three-wicket win over South Africa here on Thursday.
In the build-up to the tournament, the two teams were engaged in a three-match ODI series, with India winning 2-1.
Josh said, "We got one in the series; we lost that 2-1, but no, we've played them a lot of times. We know them inside and out, and they know us.
Hazlewood said of India after the win over South Africa, "They're a quality team; they've been on a march the whole tournament; there are no real weaknesses in their team, so, yeah, look forward to playing them on Sunday.”
The pacer added, "I guess we saw a few cracks when we played them in Chennai chasing a small target; we were lucky enough to get a couple early." India bowled out Australia for 199 in their first game in the showpiece.



Nov 18, 2023 4:49 AM