World Cup 2015: We will have to bat better against India, says Clarke



ADELAIDE: Australia saw through one of the fierce fast bowling spells by Wahab Riaz to set up a cricket World Cup semifinal clash against India but the home team skipper Michael Clarke said his players will have to bat much better against the defending champions.

India and Australia will fight it out for a place in the title clash on March 26 in Sydney.


“They are in good form. MS Dhoni is leading them well. We look forward to another really tough contest. We’ll have to bat a lot better, specially the top-4,” Clarke said when asked about his thoughts on the semifinal, following their six wicket win over Pakistan here.

While answering how will they mentally prepare for the semifinal, Clarke said, “It’s no different to another game playing for Australia. I have spoken about not putting the World Cup on a pedestal, so preparation as always. Every time you play for Australia, you want do your best.”

The Australian captain said it was “a really close game in the end”.

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