Aamir Sohail says Australian team is not worthy of being champions this year
By SMCS - Oct 11, 2023 7:35 am
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Former Pakistan Test cricketer Aamir Sohail has added that this Australian squad is not worthy of winning the World Cup this year. He also said that they can ‘upset’ a few teams but not register wins consistently as well. However, Australia are the most successful team in the ODI World Cup history as they have won the title five times, while no other nation has won it more than twice as well.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell bowled a brilliant spell in Rajkot

Commenting on Australia’s performance, Aamir Sohail said on Josh Jaga Dey: “We have been discussing it over the last 2 days. I don’t think this Australian team can become a world champion. They can upset a few teams but not win consistently. Their middle order is weak. Even David Warner has been on and off. They have a lot of issues.”

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However, Indian spinners Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin took six wickets during the game between India and Australia in Chennai. Sohail also said that India’s spin attack is among the strongest in the 2023 World Cup as well.

“If you look closely at all teams, India’s spin attack is strong. After that, Afghanistan and Bangladesh have spin attacks. These three teams’ spin attacks are solid,” he further added.

Virat Kohli
KL Rahul and Virat Kohli

Meanwhile, Aamir Sohail further shared how India were left struggling at 2-3 after two overs in a run-chase of 200. He also said that Rohit Sharma’s decision to have Ishan Kishan as his opening partner instead of KL Rahul surprised him as well.

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“The pitches in India are demanding for bowlers. As long as your bowlers are getting you wickets, it’s fine. India’s top-order is a concern. I was not satisfied with Rohit Sharma’s decision to have a left-handed opener (Ishan Kishan) with him instead of using KL Rahul. Unfortunately, Australia could not take wickets in the middle overs. If you want to win, you need to take wickets in middle overs. Having said that, credit goes to Virat Kohli and KL Rahul for playing the way they did. It was a treat to watch,” he concluded.

India’s next match in the 2023 World Cup is against Afghanistan on Wednesday whereas Australia will take on South Africa on Thursday.