Women’s World Cup: Determined to make every match count, says Matthew Mott ahead of India clash
Women’s World Cup: Australia’s head coach Matthew Mott admitted ahead of Saturday’s match against India that his team is simply focused on securing a semi-final position in the ongoing ICC Women’s ODI World Cup at Eden Park.
India defeated Australia by 36 runs to reach the final five years ago. And they will need another victory this time to go to the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 semi-finals. Matthew Mott looked sure that the memories of the 2017 setback would fade away, and his squad has a strong record in one-day internationals against India since that time.
“Well, for us it’s a non-event internally, we’re just looking forward to another match. It’s an opportunity to put our case forward for the semi-finals, which is what we’ve come here to do,” said Australia coach Matthew Mott.
“Everyone seems to be beating everyone at the moment. So to get out in front with another win would be a huge advantage. And then we can sort of dictating our own terms on the finals. Literally, the last thing on our mind is what happened five years ago. So we’re just really determined to make every match count,” he added.
Australia now leads the tournament points table with four wins in as many games. India, on the other side, has two losses and two wins and is now in third place in the tournament.