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Series win will boost Australia for World Cup: Katich

IANS  |  Kolkata 

(KKR) believes that winning the just concluded One-(ODI) series in will give the Australian players a lot of confidence going into later this year.

surrendered a 2-0 lead in the recently concluded 5-match series as the Australians made a superb recovery by winning three consecutive matches to claim the series.

"It is a very god result, given how tough a summer it has been. You know, losing to in for the very first time..it was tough for the Australians to take. They deserve all the credit in coming to India and winning," Katich told reporters here on Thursday.

"have not been playing great ODI for the past 12 months, so I think what they showed here in India is a lot of spirit and determination," he added.

There were several players in the Australian team who produced outstanding performances, most notably opener Usman Khawaja, who was the highest scorer of the series with two centuries and an equal number of half-centuries.

Spinner and lower-order batsman also put in notable performances.

With the 50-over coming up in a a couple of months, Katich asserted that the Australians will have plenty of options whey they get down to the task of selecting the squad for the marquee tournament.

"A few new faces propped up and grabbed their chance. There was at the top of the order, he was outstanding. Aston Turner down the order was excellent at the back end of the innings. So it has given the Australian selectors some interesting decisions to make ahead of squad selection," he said.

and will also make a comeback after serving a year-long ban for ball tampering, which Katich feels, will add much needed experience to the Australian squad.

"Having the class of Smith and Warner coming back into the mix, gives us a lot more confidence with our squad moving forward for So great result for Australia, and I hope that it continues throughout the English summer," the former star said.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 18:30 IST
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