Cricket World Cup 2023: “Nothing more satisfying,” Pat Cummins aims to SILENCE Ahmedabad crowd during final against India

Almost all the fans in the stadium will be supporting Rohit Sharma and company and the stadium undoubtedly will be swamped by a sea of blue.


Cricket World Cup 2023: “Nothing more satisfying,” Pat Cummins aims to SILENCE Ahmedabad crowd during final against India

Pat Cummins (Image via ESPNcricinfo)

The 2023 ODI World Cup is drawing to a close. On Sunday (November 19), the two finalists, India and Australia, are locking horns in front of over 1.3 lakh crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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Crowds of such numbers are bound to create pressure on the opposition, that is, on Australia. Almost all the fans in the stadium will be supporting Rohit Sharma and company and the stadium undoubtedly will be swamped by a sea of blue.

Australia will find it a daunting task to challenge the Men in Blue in front of lakhs of Indian supporters. However, Aussie skipper Pat Cummins and his men are ready to face the challenge. For them, their main aim is to silence the 1.3 lakh crowd and get crowned champions for the sixth time.

I think you've got to embrace it.
Cummins said during the pre-match press conference.

He added:

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The crowd's obviously going to be very one-sided but it's also in sport there's nothing more satisfying than hearing a big crowd go silent and that's the aim for us tomorrow. Yeah, you've just got to embrace every part of it, every part of the final.

Pat Cummins considers Mohammed Shami the biggest threat to them

The Aussie skipper Pat Cummins thinks that amongst a well-rounded Indian team, paceman Mohammed Shami is going to be the biggest threat for them. The lanky Aussie pacer praised Shami for doing wonders for Team India despite not playing a couple of matches during the start of the tournament.

Pat Cummins
Mohammed Shami (Image via ESPNcricifo)

Shami missed playing four games for India as the management included Shardul Thakur to have depth in the batting line-up. However, all-rounder Hardik Pandya‘s injury during the match against Bangladesh gave Shami the opportunity to display his skills.

And now, bagging 23 wickets from six matches, the 33-year-old became the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. He has picked up three five-wicket hauls, including the match-winning seven-wicket haul against New Zealand in the semifinal.

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