Winning World Cup is huge says Cummins
Winning World Cup is huge, that’s the pinnacle in cricket, especially here in India,” said Australian skipper Pat Cummins, a captain who this year won the World Test Championship and retained the Ashes. “These are the moments you remember for the rest of your life.”said Cummins after the world cup victory in Ahmedabad. He took the right decision by fielding after winning the toss which was the turning point of the match and the superb catch (of Rohit Sharma) held by Travis Head gave big boost to go forward at this final and Indians couldn’t get their runs as they expected.
The Aussie skipper was outstanding at this world cup and gave good leadership throughout and everyone remembers how Cummins gave support to Glen Maxwell in their record eigth wicket partnership against Afganistan.Maxwell hammered memorable unbeaten knock of 201 while Pat Cummins was at the other end scoring an unbeaten 12 in 68 balls and this was a good example for all skippers
When Daily News asked about his leadership at world cup Cummins said actually this was challenging task but all team members really worked hard and their commitment was high. Glen Maxwell did lot of work especially with his leg injury against Afganistan game he played an excellent innings and I gave good support to him. Travis Head was exceptional at the final. He used his brain to reach the target and his ability was so high added Cummins the proud Australia skipper.
Travis Head’s epitomises everything I want from a cricket team. He takes the game on, he just puts the pressure right back on the opposition and he’s great fun to be around. I couldn’t be happier for Trav.”added Skipper Pat Cummins. A team whose past three successful chases involved a Glenn Maxwell miracle, a demoralised Bangladesh, and a crawl to a small total against South Africa? we were right. . Perhaps Australia batting first would have made 300 and defended it comfortably. But Cummins ended up being right, because he led his team in making it work.
Australia dominated the final in grand style. They outclassed India in all three departments and Cummins was leading from the front. Josh Inglis the wicket keeper took a record five catches in a World Cup final, and India were contained to 240 and Aussies reached the target with 7 overs to spare.
Travis Head’s barnstorming 137 from 120 balls wrapped up a famous six wicket triumph. Head entered the tournament halfway through after initially staying back in Australia to recover from a broken hand sustained in early September. The 29-year-old was the player of the match in a World Cup final, becoming the third Australian after Ricky Ponting (2003) and Adam Gilchrist (2007) to do so with a match-winning hundred.
Meanwhile the man of the final Travis Head said: “It’s a lot better than watching the World Cup on the couch at home. I was a little bit nervous but Marnus Labuschagne played exceptionally well and soaked up all the pressure. It’s nice to contribute in front of a full house but I’m definitely third on that list.”
Marnus Labuschagne the middle order batter did superb supporting role to Head. Actually I had chat with Travis and we never built up any pressure. I was not among the runs in previous matches but came back strongly at the right time. I realised how to build up my innings it’s like a test innings and all our plans were executed very well said Marnus Labuschagne.