Mitchell Starc states that defeat to India was the turning point for Australia in the World Cup 2019

Australia had lost to India by 36 runs but have won all five games since then
Mitchell Starc states that defeat to India was the turning point for Australia in the World Cup 2019Mitchell Starc states that defeat to India was the turning point for Australia in the World Cup 2019
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After their early loss to India in the World Cup 2019, the Australian team have scripted a tremendous turnaround and now have five successive wins. Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc admitted on Saturday that their loss against india earlier turned things around for the defending champions. 

Australia, the only team to qualify for the semis till now, have won seven out of their eight games and now have 14 points. They beat New Zealand by a margin of 86 runs on Saturday at Lord's to consolidate their position at the top of the table. 

"Since the India game, we've taken wickets through the middle fairly regularly, and whether it's attacking more or I think the biggest part was the execution," Starc said after the victory against New Zealand.

Australia had lost to India by 36 runs, and Starc believes that loss helped them improve. 

"We were all probably a little bit off in that Indian game. I think the turning point was probably that Indian game where we had a good chat as a bowling group and a batting group and we've just continued to improve as a whole group of players from that game."

The 29-year old is the leading wicket-taker in the competition and picked five against New Zealand, but feels that the best is yet to come for him and for his team. 

"We've always spoken about peaking towards the back end of the tournament, and we're still searching for that perfect performance," Starc said.

"We're not quite there yet. We're showing glimpses of what we are capable of with the ball and with the bat and in the field, but we have still got room to improve, and that's exciting for this group.

"We've got to play our best game in the semi now and hopefully better that in the final, and that's what tournament play is all about," he added.

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