“Never, never underestimate the Indians,” declared Justin Langer passionately after winning the famous challenge for India at Gabba earlier in the year. And less than a year later, the ticketing world had completely forgotten about the ‘do your own risk’ warning sign. By October 2021, every individual who ranked skillfully has done the same to Australia. A month later, Australia is the T20 World Cup champion!
And while Australia came in late to the short-form tournament, there’s no denying that in our sport there is one country that has risen above the competition and undeniably stood out. This cricket team has won up to 5 ICC World Cups and now, with the addition of the ICC T20 World Cup after a pre-tournament discount even as a contender, they have ensured that the whole world will be reminded of how dominant they have been in the World Cups.
So let’s edit a bit Justin Langer’s statement – never, never underestimate Australians. Even if they go to the T20 World Cup with a team it looks like they will wear white and play with the red ball. That’s because, on the night of the final when Australia returns – and they almost always make it to that field – one will see Glenn Maxwell hit the final ball of the tournament and take his country. into a state of delirium.
Australia won the T20 World Cup thanks to orthodoxy
It’s almost believable that Australia has steadily advanced into these grand stages and finished nervously on the podium, holding the trophy aloft amid celebratory fireworks. And winning the T20 World Cup is a victory born of orthodoxy – at least for the most part.
Take a look at the Australian speed attack for example – Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. It’s their Test Mix platform with little T20 credentials to boot. For the uninitiated, here’s checking out IPL credentials for three.
Consistent Cummins, the number one pitcher in the Tests, blessed the camouflage KKR by withdrawing from the final stages of IPL 2021. Starc, a fiery player incited by gay comments harshly, haven’t played an IPL game since one can remember. Meanwhile, computing company Hazlewood has only just begun to have consecutive games for its franchise.
There is also Steve Smith, who is being gathered among the IPL brands as if he were a tennis ball in the Grand Slam final between Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer. His mate in controversy David Warner has lost the IPL captaincy and perhaps even the franchise after poor form and he has stood up to be counted in terrible games. And the likes of Mitchell Marsh and captain Aaron Finch couldn’t even find any IPL-matches.
But when they gather together to put on the yellow shirt of the nation, there is something about them, especially on the big stages. Almost no Australian team wearing colored jerseys has ever competed at World Cups. Imagine the personalities of these players and how completely unfazed they can be at times. And compare that to their Indian rivals, who almost always – except for this World Cup – make it into ICC tournaments and falter in these games.
Australia and New Zealand prove predictions in vain
Another team with a habit of faltering in these matches is New Zealand. Australia’s Trans-Tasman competitors were never among the favorites before the tournament began. However, they have consistently reached the knockout stages and, in recent years, even the finals.
The Kiwis were runners-up to 50 World Cups 2015 and 2019, as well as 20 World Cups 2021. Fearing they would be called ‘always a bridesmaid, never a bride’, they broke off the relationship. his relationship against India by victory WTC Finals this early year. The lead Kane Williamson once again holds a very solid hand in the face of researched predictions and that card is bold – useless.
In all of New Zealand’s aforementioned outings, they’ve been the ones to surprise. The world looks at them and always wonders how they got here despite knowing quite a few ways. New Zealand is a solid cricket team with a good skill set and is led by an excellent captain who supports his players. However, in this particular finale, both teams were surprise packages.
And useless is the only way to explain every prediction that has devalued the Trans-Tasman teams. All predictions underestimate New Zealand and set Australia aside as ‘not good enough’. However, these two teams include actors in an incredible clash! England and Pakistan, the two finalists, lost the match earlier and India, perhaps the biggest winner, didn’t even arrive with their heavy artillery until it was too late.
Australia – the dominant country
And while Australia itself was late to the T20 final podium, it was only a matter of time before the nation dominated the world tournaments. There has to be a little context attached to this and nothing makes complete sense without the context.
When the T20 format was introduced, Australians saw this as their side mission. T20 cricket has never been serious business for them, and they guarantee that the world will see that. The shirt will have nicknames printed on the back and the cricket will become the stop for other serious business. Not even Ricky Ponting, whose magnitude accompanies him like sunlight, can’t wrap his headspace around this format.
In fact, since playing their first T20 in 2005, Australia has won two of the forty World Cups to complete a global title on every continent the World Cup has won. ever took place. 1987 in Asia over India; 1999 in Europe through later in the UK mainland; 2003 in Africa via South Africa; 2007 in North America across the Caribbean and eventually in their own backyard to annex Oceania in 2015. That’s how one defines dominance.
And while they only seriously considered the game’s newest format after a while, the lack of a silverware to confirm must have been inevitable. So they ensured that the long wait would be satisfied with fanfare as Australia won the final in a dominating style. For just a short time, New Zealand looked competitive and that was only thanks to Kane’s brilliant brilliance Williamson.
The final, by contrast, is one-way and that’s just how the Australian team made it to the final. Every World Cup final they have played in this century has been one-sided victories. 2003 against India was a no-show, 2007 against Sri Lanka was a bigger no-show, 2015 against New Zealand ended in the first match and 2021, one might say, be decided half an hour before the game when the coin fell into the hands of Finch’s favor.
Perhaps this coin is just academic because when Australia plays in the final, they often kick back with the trophy. It’s a foregone conclusion, one of the only constants in sports – not even a prediction, it’s a trophy!
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