Australian Star Statement on the Finals of the ODI World Cup 2023

The batman of the Australian cricket team, Marnus Labuschagne, said he had "never seen" someone bowl like the way Pat Cummins did during the finals of the World Cup against India, which they won by six wickets for a record-extending sixth title. Cummins had the best economy rate in the 10 overs he had bowled and also grabbed two wickets to restrict Rohit Sharma's side to 240. With an economy rate of 3.40 to go with the wickets of Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer, Cummins put the skids on India.
Labuschagne said, "I think that was certainly Pat's best day with the ball.”
Labuschagne, who scored an unbeaten half-century in the final, said, “I think I've never seen someone bowl the sequence Cummins did, bowling the right balls at the right time that he did. I haven't seen that from a middle-overs bowler or a pace bowler, especially in a long time. A lot of credit has to go to him.”
Labuschagne also praised the tactical acumen of coach Andrew McDonald, saying he and the team analyst prepared the blueprint to put India under pressure.
He further said that, "Tactically, Andrew McDonald and our analyst really got it right with the toss first and then navigating the different scenarios and putting pressure on the Indian bowlers to get those early wickets.”



Nov 24, 2023 11:00 AM