Australia is going to defend their World Cup title this year in England and Wales after winning the prestigious title in 2015. Talking about the same, the vice-captain of the Aussie squad, Pat Cummins said that the team is highly stable at this point of time. He further said that Glenn Maxwell is going to be a vital player for the team since the all-rounder has come up with impressive performances in the recent past. He further said that Maxwell’s performance will hold the power of winning the sixth World Cup title.
Australia have recently come up with impressive performance after winning two consecutive ODI series against India and Pakistan that too in their home grounds. In both the ODI series, Maxwell has played a tough role, hitting three half centuries after registering a 5-0 win against Pakistan in the UAE.
Cummins that his game at Lancashire has helped him adapting well at the English conditions and this will fruitful for him in the upcoming mega event. “I think the way he has turned games around for us in the last couple of months has been impressive with the bat and then he is also an option to bowl ten overs,” says Cummins.
Fans always expect us to do well and we are the same
He further added by saying that he is in good form right now and his all-rounder capabilities are great for the Aussie squad. “He is also able to get run-outs and take catches. You get all three facets out of him and he is always there in tough situations. He is probably our sixth bowler but on a good day he can get through all ten. He’s in good form,” says Cummins.
Australia triumphed both their warm-up matches against England and Sri Lanka and has already registered their intentions in front of everyone, they are truly going to defend their title even in the foreign locations. They have gotten back to the favorites list of many people as well. “Fans always expect us to do well and we are the same. Luckily, we have had a lot of success in the last 30 or 40 years so we are confident,” says Cummins.
Everyone feels like we are all in a good place
Cummins further said that Australia has built a special team in the last six months. “We have played consistent cricket for the last few months. It can be hard to go from Test cricket to ODI cricket and adjust and build a settled team. But in the last six months, we have built a special team and everyone has found their roles,” says the vice-captain.
Australia with start their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan on June 1 in Bristol. “If you asked us six or 12 months ago who would be in the side, there would have been far more question marks. Everyone feels like we are all in a good place, we have played a lot of games now. We are ready to play. We will just go through the usual routines now, nothing specific, just some low-key bits to make sure we are ready,” says Cummins.