Simply as defeat’s shadow wrapped Australia after the defending champion was overwhelmed by England within the World Cup semifinal at Edgbaston right here on Thursday, Pat Cummins emphasised that contemplating the place the workforce was a yr again, a last-four end was a creditable achievement. The speedster spoke on the ICC’s blended media zone. Excerpts.
The sport: In case you are defending 200-odd and also you don’t get an early wicket, they will play with a whole lot of freedom. We needed to bowl with a whole lot of vitality and get a few wickets. It didn’t occur and it was fairly robust from there.
Lingering feelings: I’m irritated and peeved in the meanwhile however I’ll get up and be pleased with the place we’ve come from. Final 12 months, in case you had advised us we might be within the semifinal and are available second within the group stage, we might have been actually blissful. Knockout levels, it occurs that you simply get crushed by the higher workforce on the day.
Remaining prediction? Most likely England.