Australian speedster Josh Hazlewood said it will be tough to play against India in the 2023 World Cup semi-final on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. He also added that Team India have no real weaknesses and They have ticked every box leading up to the final. However, Team India are in sublime form in the 2023 World Cup, beating all the opponents in the group stage, and remaining undefeated. The Indian team have all their bases covered and have all the players in form as they prepare to take on Australia for the 2nd time in the tournament as well.
As quoted by cricket.com.au, the New South Wales pacer Josh Hazlewood stated: “I think they’re all across the board really. They’ve got good quicks, good spinners, good batters so they’re ticking every box. I guess we saw a few cracks when we played them in Chennai chasing a small target, we were lucky enough to get a couple early. I guess we saw a few cracks when we played them in Chennai chasing a small target, we were lucky enough to get a couple early. But there’s no real weaknesses as we’ve seen.”
After the speedster, Mitchell Starc dismissed Ishan Kishan, the veteran right-arm pace bowler removed Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer for ducks in the group-stage match between the two sides as well. The veteran also revealed that the team discussed improving their performance with the new ball as well.
“It’s huge, and the bigger the game the more important it becomes. We spoke about that, we seem to start really well with the ball when we’re bowling second, probably more so than bowling first. So there was a big emphasis on that tonight. We talked about in a meeting and jumped out of the blocks firing tonight, which was very pleasing. So we know the blueprint now if we’re bowling first, and hopefully go again on Sunday. We played England at Ahmedabad and the wicket was pretty good without being an absolute flat track, so I expect probably something similar to that,” Josh Hazlewood concluded.