Australia player reactions: ‘I think this is bigger than 2015’



Australia won their sixth Men’s ODI World Cup title Defeated India In front of over 90,000 fans in Ahmedabad. Here are the reactions from their players immediately after scoring the winning run.

Josh Hazelwood: “I think it’s big [than 2015]. Obviously we won at home in front of our home fans, but the challenges we’ve had over the last few months – coming here, and playing in those conditions against India, who are a very special team. Again, winning on a day like this is amazing. Such a great crowd; Indian fans are not far behind. A couple started heading there towards the end but some crowds! I think that’s the belief in the squad. The first two games were against perhaps the best two teams in the competition, but the whole tournament was essentially a run and only one run was hit on wood. I think we had almost the perfect game tonight. We put it together when it counts.”

Marnus Labuschagne: “What we achieved today is unbelievable. It’s my best ever. Just coming to India… ten to ten, one to play – they’ve been the best team in the tournament. They’ve played unbelievable. But you knew if we’d played our best cricket, So we had a chance. Our bowlers were exciting, and then Travis put on a hell of a show. It’s great to be a part of. I know you guys know I’m a man of faith, and believe in God. It’s unbelievable to me the way it all happened. It’s amazing; I’m lost for words. Every time I thought I finished – even last night the team didn’t get named until about 10.10. [pm]. The coach went to the ground – might be wet with dew, I might be out. I am very grateful to them for being with me. I don’t have many words to explain. A few months ago, I wasn’t even in South Africa in the ODI team; And to play 19 straight games is truly a miracle. I don’t know how; I thank God for that.”

Travis Head: “Yes, used to sit on the sofa at home [if he had not recovered from injury in time]. So yeah, very lucky that everything went well. And I got to come back here… Yeah, I was a little nervous. Marnus was quite exceptional. It really soaked up the pressure and yes, it was an amazing partnership.

“It felt like when Mitch Marsh got out and started the game, even though it didn’t go on, it kind of set the tone and that was the energy we wanted and we knew the wicket could be tough. It was a great decision to bowl first after winning the toss, and The wicket got better as the day progressed.

“Perhaps [Rohit’s] The unluckiest man in the world. Again, it’s something that I’ve worked on. I couldn’t imagine being 100 but could probably imagine holding onto that one [catch]. Again, it’s nice to hold something important… To be able to do it on a big stage in front of a whole house and all that pressure is a wonderful thing.”

Mitchell Starc: “He [Cummins] It was fantastic, I think he was fantastic in all the tournaments. His decision making, his leadership, sometimes he has to step up with the ball when it’s a bit flat. He’s been fantastic for us and he’s had an incredible eight weeks with this group.

“Pat, into Ron [Andrew McDonald], all the coaching staff, all the players across all formats, it’s been an incredible winter. I don’t think you can write a script on top of our winter – to win the World Cup in India. “It’s been a fantastic eight weeks, a bit tough but Gee Whiz, it’s been bloody successful and bloody enjoyable.”

David Warner: “Our bowlers were excellent, had the flow of the last match, they set the tone from ball one and the fielding again tonight backed that up. to bowl them [India] Being dismissed for 240 in the final is absolutely exceptional. There was a slightly nervous energy in the changing room [during the chase]. We sat in the dressing-room section, we sat in the lunchroom section, at one point came to have a look. Great partnership there with Marnus and Heidi. What an incredible comeback from Heady, [got] Injured in South Africa, came back and scored a century in his first match and scored a century here tonight in front of a packed crowd. He was absolutely amazing.”

Steven Smith: “It’s unbelievable, the atmosphere here today was amazing. It was just a great performance. As Davey said, our bowlers really set the tone, the fielding was great tonight. Travis Head, the show he put on was incredible. [He] We still took the game when we were 60 odd for 3 wickets [47 for 3], just kept going, playing to his strengths. I thought Marnus played an incredible knock at the other end in a supporting role. It was a great partnership, and yes, another one [World Cup title].

“It wasn’t an ideal start for us. Yes, we believed we got a good player here, great staff and we believed we were going to turn around and, fortunately, we did and got ourselves. In the top four, and then It’s a whole new ball game from there. Australia usually play pretty well at that point, and yes, it was a dream come true to win another final today. It’s been a pretty big year for us, winning the Test Championship and then this, and it’s been great fun. .”

Glenn Maxwell: “It feels amazing. I think we were all very excited when it came down to 20. [required]. I resigned because I didn’t have to bat – kind of like that [in] 2015 – but unfortunately heads out. But it was good to be there with Marnus, and to have the boys come out – and what a win! It’s a little different when you see Bumrah take on Heady; Not so often you are around… but how good they were! Marnus soaked up the pressure there – he was absolutely outstanding – and Headey, who hits the ball, was not under pressure in a final.”

Mitchell Marsh: “Pure elation. I said to some of the boys a little bit earlier – it was tough. We won when Sri Lanka were 0 for 120; it seems like a lifetime ago. But to be here with this group is incredible.”



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