The thrilling semi-final match between Australia and South Africa has secured a spot in the World Cup final against India, with pace bowler Mitchell Starc predicting Sunday’s clash at the 130,000-capacity stadium in Ahmedabad will be a loud cricket spectacle. In a nail-biting finish, the five-time champions edged out South Africa by three wickets in a tense chase of 213 in Kolkata, marking their eighth World Cup final appearance.
Starc, who returned figures of 3-34 to help dismiss South Africa for 212, expressed his excitement about the occasion, stating that it’s a big event. He noted that both teams are familiar with playing in big occasions and expects it to be loud and a great spectacle of cricket. India, led by Rohit Sharma, has been in impeccable form throughout the tournament, securing 10 wins from 10 games.
Reflecting on Australia’s journey in the tournament so far, Starc acknowledged their losses to India and South Africa but made a remarkable comeback by winning seven straight league matches to reach the final four. Looking ahead to the final match against India, Starc recognized the threat posed by Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. However, he remains optimistic about his team’s chances of victory and is ready for anything on Sunday at Ahmedabad Stadium.