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Australia Face Joyful Choice Headache Forward Of Cricket World Cup 2023 Semifinal: Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins on Saturday conceded Australia can be going through choice complications going into their World Cup semifinal in opposition to South Africa, after Mitchell Marsh’s 177 not out powered the five-time champions to a commanding eight-wicket win in opposition to Bangladesh within the final league recreation. Australia, who started the World Cup marketing campaign with two losses on the trot, have now seven consecutive wins and can face South Africa within the second semifinal on the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 16. Marsh’s 177 not out (132 balls, 17x4s, 9x6s) follows a shocking knock of 201 not out from all-rounder Glenn Maxwell in opposition to Afghanistan in Mumbai final week, who single-handedly made the majority of the runs when Australia had been diminished to 91 for seven chasing 292.

”We thought it was a very good wicket and thought we might get that complete. All 15 gamers have performed this match now and we go as much as Kolkata, re-assess and maybe just a few choice complications there,” Cummins stated at post-match presentation ceremony.

With damage to Travis Head (hand) and Marsh returning dwelling throughout their World Cup marketing campaign because of a private loss, it was solely of their final two matches that Australia lastly had their most well-liked squad of 15 at their disposal.

Maxwell, who struggled with extreme cramps throughout his physique in his monumental knock in opposition to Afghanistan, can be in combine for the semifinal together with Marsh. The ’choice headache’ originates from the truth that each Maxwell and Marsh have struck two centuries every within the World Cup.

”He (Mitchell Marsh) performed fantastically and the tempo he performed with was sustainable and the best way he completed off the innings, it is a scary prospect to have him subsequent week,” Cummins stated.

”(Profitable) seven video games in a row, I feel chasing 300 was one thing actually particular and every little thing is clicking collectively,” stated Cummins after Australia recorded their highest profitable chase in World Cup historical past.

Marsh stated he was stunned to have been named the Man of the Match after a expensive spell with the ball within the first half of the match.

”It is uncommon that you just’d win the Man of the Match award after going for almost fifty from 4 overs, however I’d need to contribute extra to the staff. It was vital for me to again myself at (No) 3, figuring out when Head comes again, I will must go down. Have failed just a few instances, however have backed myself to carry out,” he stated.

”Positive my mum and pop could be watching again dwelling and they’d be pleased with this, my grandpop (who died final week) was an amazing man and I am certain he’d be completely satisfied on the market,” he added.

”I feel we’re peaking effectively for the time being and looking out ahead to the semi-finals in Kolkata,” he added.

Stand-in captain Najmul Hossain Shanto stated Bangladesh will look into all their league stage video games for enchancment after they completed eighth with two wins and 7 defeats.

”It is disappointing, we did not play our greatest this match. We are going to see what we are able to do higher from now,” he stated.

”Mahmuduallah batted very well on this World Cup and Shakib (Al Hasan) additionally bowled effectively in a few video games. We’ve to enhance as a staff. It’s not about particular person performances, we need to take a look at the 9 video games and work on areas we have to enhance,” he stated.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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