by: Atika Mehboob TN Sport Pakistan:
Australia’s cricket captain, Pat Cummins, is preparing his team to face a passionate Indian crowd of 130,000 in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final in Ahmedabad. Cummins encourages his players to use the partisan crowd to their advantage, aiming to silence them with a stellar performance.
Despite the expected one-sided support, Cummins sees satisfaction in hushing a loud crowd, emphasizing the need to embrace every part of the final. Australia, with eight consecutive wins, faces India, the tournament’s favorite, and Cummins believes his team is gaining confidence and ready to peak in the crucial match.
Reflecting on the pitch conditions, Cummins anticipates a high-scoring affair in Ahmedabad, citing previous big totals on the same pitch.
He also acknowledges dew as a factor, particularly for the team bowling under lights. While Cummins admits uncertainty about pitch behavior, he remains confident that Australia doesn’t need to be at its absolute best to challenge any team, drawing confidence from their ability to find a way to win in different situations. The final is poised to be a captivating clash between two cricket powerhouses.