World Cup: Australia’s type isn’t any fluke, says Khawaja


Australia batsman Usman Khawaja mentioned the successful feeling is again in Australian cricket and their type forward of the World Cup isn’t any fluke.

Australia concluded their World Cup preparation on an emphatic word, beating a struggling Sri Lanka by 5 wickets of their second and remaining warm-up sport in Southampton on Monday.

Within the run-up to the World Cup, Australia turned their fortunes round after they registered a come-from-behind Three-2 ODI collection victory over India in India.

“Behind the scenes we’ve put in numerous exhausting work, you want that to have the ability to compete at this stage. Everybody has put in numerous effort. We had India over in our place for a collection and whereas we misplaced, that was an enormous turning level for us,” Khawaja, who scored 89 off 105 balls in Australia’s remaining warm-up match final night time, mentioned.

“They’re top-of-the-line sides and we gave them a run for his or her cash. Then we went to India, misplaced the primary two matches and went on to win the collection. We all the time had the boldness we might try this,” he was quoted as saying in ICC media.

The 32-year-old is hopeful that their optimistic dressing room would translate to victories on the most important stage of all when the defending champions start their marketing campaign in opposition to Afghanistan in Bristol on June 1.

“Profitable is a behavior, we are saying that so much among the many crew. We need to preserve that going, we would have misplaced that earlier than, however we would have discovered that once more heading into the World Cup.

“I do know what it seems like if you’re shedding and I do know what it’s like when successful, it’s apparent which one you need,” mentioned Khawaja, who confronted an harm scare on Monday when a blow to the knee introduced a untimely finish to his day within the discipline he recovered properly to anchor the Australian run chase.

Though Australia’s high order stays a degree of debate, Khawaja is blissful to fulfil his function within the crew at no matter place.

“I wasn’t serious about securing a gap berth, we’ve appeared to be scientific and never take it evenly. We’ve received three warm-ups right here, and it was extra about us persevering with the successful methods in Dubai and India.

“I used to be concentrating on contributing to that successful run – some issues are simply out of your management. It’s a mindset factor, opening is barely totally different to a few which in itself is totally different to 5,” he defined.

“I do love opening, that’s the place I’ve batted my complete life in one-day cricket. But it surely’s about successful video games and doing one of the best of the crew – I’d relatively rating a duck and win than a century and lose,” Khawaja added.