Aussies Bank on Experience Factor as Cummins Slips in Cheeky Choking Dig at Proteas

Pat Cummins, the Australian ODI skipper, recently gave South Africa a not-so-subtle reminder about their choking history before their World Cup semi-final showdown. South Africa has never made it past the semis and Cummins was keen to remind them of their previous failings. Australia’s captain believes his team, with its big match experience and star cricketers, will transport them to another World Cup final. The team has been coached by iconic players like David Warner and Steve Smith, who have been part of two World Cup triumphs. Glenn Maxwell’s recent double hundred against Afghanistan in Mumbai has also boosted the team’s morale. Cummins emphasized that his team will be a different proposition compared to their previous encounters with South Africa. The Australian captain also commended his side’s form and aggressiveness, stating that the team has grown as a unit and is now more confident in their roles. Meanwhile, South African captain Temba Bavuma is optimistic about leading the team in the semi-final, despite his hamstring injury. He admits that the game holds significant importance for him and his team. Selector Quinton de Kock, who has been their leading run-scorer, is looking to contribute meaningfully to the team’s performance in the upcoming game.