Sri-Lanka Vs Australia
ICC Cricket World Cup
14th Match, October 16, 2023, Lucknow
Sri-Lanka won the toss, and they decided to bat first.
To be honest, I did not feel great. I have been sporting a back spasm for a couple of days, but maybe I bowled better today. I think that was the captain’s decision to bowl the offspinner to the lefties. Personally, I couldn’t bowl better in the last game, and to be honest, I feel I can do better, but it’s good to be at the better end of the result tonight. Again, I didn’t feel at my best but wanted to try and keep my wicket-taking attitude. We have a big game against Pakistan in Bangalore; that’s going to be a tough one.
Cummins:- I am happy today. It was probably that nothing was said, and it was just on the back of two losses… The energy in the field was nice to start with, and everything else flowed. Again, they started really well, but the way all the bowlers came in, hit the wicket, and did their job, it was a great effort. I can’t read these wickets. About 300 [would’ve been par] maybe. Outside noise doesn’t bother us too much. I hope so; all parts of the game came together at the end. We’re sort of underway in the tournament and hope we keep it up.