Pat Cummins believes his workforce have created a career-defining legacy with their World Cup win, after an extended six months on the street in India and England.
- In 2023 Australia has received the Cricket World Cup, the World Test Championship and retained the Ashes in England
- Pat Cummins mentioned the workforce was “a pretty satisfied group” following their success
- If Australia wins subsequent 12 months’s T20 World Cup they’ll turn into the primary nation to carry all 5 ICC males’s and ladies’s trophies
Cummins and different Australian gamers started touchdown again residence on Wednesday morning, after days of celebrations in India.
Seven members of the squad have remained in India to characteristic within the looming Twenty20 collection, whereas the opposite half have returned to arrange for the Test summer time.
Australia’s triumph got here after two months in India earlier this 12 months, adopted by one other two months in England for the Ashes with solely transient breaks earlier than the World Cup.
The 12 months has netted them a World Test Championship victory and ODI World Cup win, after additionally retaining the Ashes on overseas soil to go together with a 2-1 Test collection loss in India.
“I think they have created their own legacy,” Cummins mentioned of his aspect as he touched down at Sydney Airport.
“A World Cup, you solely get one probability each 4 years and particularly enjoying someplace like India, it is arduous.
“To be pitted up towards the remainder of the world and are available away with a medal, it does not get any higher than that.
“Adding to that an away Ashes series, a World Test Championship. We couldn’t have planned for much better. So a pretty satisfied group.”
Cummins mentioned he was nonetheless “buzzing” from the win, with Sunday’s six-wicket conquer the host nation within the remaining but to completely sink in.
Widely praised for his captaincy within the semifinal and remaining, Cummins admitted he thought Australia’s event was near over after they misplaced their first two video games to India and South Africa.
“To be honest [I did think we were long odds],” Cummins mentioned.
“It almost became a sudden death really. We thought we pretty much had to be flawless from there on in just to make the semis.
“And we just about have been. We began to seek out methods to win, even once we weren’t having our greatest days.
“Even before the tournament, we knew playing ODI cricket in India, it’s a pretty tough assignment.
“So simply to make the semis we have been fairly pumped and eager to go a bit additional.”
The core of Australia’s group will fight for the country to have all five ICC men’s and women’s trophies at next year’s T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and USA.
That will likely be the last major tournament for the majority of the squad, with seven players aged 32 or older and only four players in their 20s.
Asked if the three pace bowlers could still be around for the next ODI World Cup in South Africa after they also lifted the trophy in 2015, Josh Hazlewood conceded it was unlikely he, Mitchell Starc and Cummins would all feature.
“South Africa, which may swimsuit us. But 4 years is a very long time, so we’ll see,” Hazlewood said.
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