AAP Australian Sports – It was in a routine Twenty20 match in Bangalore just four months ago that Australia first really believed they could push for the World Cup.

Summary

  • It was in a routine Twenty20 match in Bangalore just four months ago that Australia first really believed they could push for the World Cup.
  • Still in the middle of a horror run that extended back to January 2017, Australia had slipped to No.6 in the world rankings with seemingly no real answer in sight.
  • Somehow, that team will now finish first in the round-robin stage of the World Cup if they beat South Africa on Saturday.
  • “I think that Indian series win, probably the T20 series win, to be honest (was when I realised we could give the World Cup a shake),” Australian quick Pat Cummins said.
  • Since then though, they’ve lost just one match, beating India 3-2, Pakistan 5-0 and going through the World Cup fixture with just the single defeat.

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