Why Australia opted to bowl first in Cricket World Cup final
Australian cricket captain Pat Cummins says he didn’t feel the decision to bowl first in the World Cup final against India was as controversial as it appeared.
Fans were surprised when Cummins won the toss and opted to send India in, but the decision proved a masterstroke as Australia restricted the hosts to just 240 runs before cruising to a six-wicket victory.
“I didn’t think (winning the toss and bowling first was) that big of a deal…I’m glad we won because I might have had pitchforks when I landed back home,” Cummins tells Sam McClure on Wide World of Sports.
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“The trend for the tournament was to bat first, but the trend in finals is to probably chase (runs). It’s not that big of a deal in my head.”
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