The Australia-England ODI series is over and the scoreline is same as the Ashes, but this time, it’s the other way round. Aussies have defeated the Englishmen handsomely in the last ODI and hence, won the series.
This has pleased the coach Darren Lehmann and skipper Steven Smith quite a lot and understandably so.
“Very pleasing for us,” said Lehmann, “We didn’t have a lot of players from the 2015 World Cup winning side, but it’s really great to see these young guys do well. It’s a great chance for the young guys to get the experience.”
Australia has had a dream year so far with the Ashes being an aberration. The young brigade has stepped up and delivered when it mattered the most. They have brought the World Cup home and their performance in the World Cup are propitious signs for the future of Australian cricket.
Smith also echoed similar sentiments, that he was extremely pleased on winning his first tournament as captain.
“It was probably a good toss to lose in the end. The boys hit the right areas and got us some wickets. Luckily, the bowling really worked for us today. We have some really good fast bowlers,” he said while answering a query specific to the final match which was dominated by the visitors completely.