Former Australia cricketer Michael Hussey thinks that Indian team will not reach to the semi-finals of ICC world cup 2015. He keeps out defending champions from final four as Hussey believes that India is not in such a great form though they defeated Pakistan in the opening game. Michael Hussey has predicted that Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Mike said, “My semi-final line-up will be Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka. India are an exciting team as I have loved watching them this summer (against Australia). There is so much talent and I am sure they are going to be a force in years to come.”
“The current players in the Indian team are adept at handling the short ball really well. That is what I have seen in the Test series. I wouldn’t like them (Indian team) change (tactics) much. Just keep a clear mind and play with instinct. Once you get through the first 20 balls, it (WACA) is the best place to bat in the world because you can score so quickly.”
Michael Hussey also said that India should bat carefully in the starting overs of inning at the WACA when they play their pool matches. 2007 world cup winning Australia team champion also faiths that Australia has got great chance to win world cup title but there are lots of teams who can claim the cup.
“I feel Australia have a great chance but there are a lot of great teams, who can win the World Cup. It is too early to make a prediction although the teams which would be looking the best at the quarter-final stage and has momentum will be hard to beat,” he added.