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Australia face major spin challenge in T20 World Cup Super Eight

Australia face major spin challenge in T20 World Cup Super Eight

Based on seedings, Aussies are likely to face India and Afghanistan in the Super Eights, with Bangladesh also a strong contender to join them.

Australia’s cruise through the group stage of the T20 World Cup is set to be severely tested, with the team facing a spin-heavy challenge in the upcoming Super Eights stage.

Dominant start in T20 WC

Mitchell Marsh‘s men have secured their place in the next round despite their upcoming match against Scotland on Sunday.

However, the result in St Lucia will have a significant impact on England’s fate in the tournament, with an Australian defeat knocking out the defending champions.

Spin-a-thon for Aussies in Super 8

Australia’s path to a historic T20 World Cup victory and a clean sweep of all three ICC men’s global titles is becoming clearer.

Based on seedings, they are likely to face India and Afghanistan in the Super Eights, with Bangladesh also a strong contender to join them.

This scenario presents a major challenge for the Aussies, who have historically struggled against spin bowling.

Weapon of choice: Spin to win

While India relied on their pace attack during their matches in the USA, they possess the experience of Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel for the slower Caribbean pitches.

Afghanistan boasts the spin duo of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, while Bangladesh will also be confident with their spinners as the tournament progresses and wickets deteriorate.

Aussies prepared, but wary

Australian vice-captain Matt Wade acknowledges the challenge ahead. “We’ve been preparing for plenty of spin,” he said, highlighting the importance of the upcoming match against Scotland as a potential preview of the India encounter. “We expect nothing different, and on their day they’re all going to be very very hard teams to beat.”

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