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Australia coach Andrew McDonald revealed the pep talk that turned the team’s World Cup campaign and turned it into a title-winning one. The Aussies lost their first two games and then won nine on the trot to lift their sixth World Cup title. 

Australia began their campaign with back to back losses against India and South Africa. Since the game against Sri Lanka, they went on a rampaging winning run till the World Cup final against India. In the final, it was Travis Head’s brilliant 137 that took the Aussies to a win dashing India’s dreams of a World Cup win. 

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McDonald opened up on the team meeting after their loss to South Africa. The Aussie coach said that the team came together to reinforce the idea that they were on the right track despite the losses.

“There was a get-together post-game (after the South Africa loss) But once again, that was really just to reinforce that we were on the right path. It was about, ‘Let’s stick to it and believe in what we’ve set out to achieve’, and that it will come to fruition eventually, albeit it didn’t in the first couple of games. It was really doubling down. I think we’ve had moments like that when we were 0-2 in India in the Test series as well and you bring the group together and it’s really just reiterating what you set out in the first place” McDonald revealed on SEN Whateley.

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McDonald further revealed how after losing the first two games, he said “to start throwing the baby out with the bath water.”

“It also means that potentially your planning has been well off and at 0-2 in a nine-match World Cup â€æ it’s not the time to start throwing the baby out with the bath water It was just a time to say, ‘Ok, let’s get moving” the Australia coach added further. 

Pat Cummins culminated a brilliant year as captain after retaining the Ashes urn, winning the WTC final and the World Cup in 2023. 

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