HomeCricketAllan Border convinced Pat Cummins call ‘backfired’ in World Cup ‘madness’

Allan Border convinced Pat Cummins call ‘backfired’ in World Cup ‘madness’

Despite initial skepticism from Allan Border and many other Australians, Pat Cummins’ decision to send India in to bat at the World Cup final was ultimately praised as a brilliant tactical move. Australia went on to defeat India by six wickets, earning their sixth ODI title. Travis Head’s impressive century and a crucial catch helped turn the game in Australia’s favor. Cummins’ decision to bowl first was unexpected, as it goes against traditional cricketing wisdom of setting a high score and putting pressure on the opposition in the run chase. In the 2003 World Cup final, Indian captain Sourav Ganguly made a similar decision to send Australia in to bat and ultimately regretted it. Despite initial doubts, Cummins’ bold move proved to be a winning strategy for Australia in the end.

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