Sunil Gavaskar said that It would have been even more difficult if you were to play Australia in a must-win last match. I feel it is always an advantage to play against the good teams first.
Sunil Gavaskar on Ind Vs Aus
“Absolutely. It would have been even more difficult if you were to play Australia in a must-win last match. I feel it is always an advantage to play against the good teams first,” Sunil Gavaskar told Star Sports.
He further added that
“If you don’t get a good result, you have chances later. If you probably play against some weak team later, you will know what you need to do against them and with what margin you need to win,” Sunil Gavaskar added.
“In 1983 we played the first match against the West Indies. They were the defending champions and we defeated them. It was a two-day game because it had rained and the play resumed on the next day. There also we registered a win. The self-confidence increased because of that as till then our performance in World Cups wasn’t anything special. We hadn’t won even one match until then,” the former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar added.
The World Cup 2023 starts in Ahmedabad on October 5. In the big event opener, the last World Cup finalist is set to clash again. The defending champions England take on the Kiwis at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The Indian Team will start the tournament against the Aussies in Chennai. The semi-finals will be played in Mumbai and Kolkata.