World Cup 2019: Proud of where we have come from, says Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins emphasised that considering where the team was a year back, a last-four finish was a creditable achievement.

Pat Cummins appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Jonny Bairstow during the semifinal.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Just as defeat’s shadow wrapped Australia after the defending champion was overwhelmed by England in the World Cup semifinal at Edgbaston here on Thursday, Pat Cummins emphasised that considering where the team was a year back, a last-four finish was a creditable achievement.

The speedster spoke at the ICC’s mixed media zone.

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THE GAME

If you are defending 200 odd and you don't get an early wicket, they can play with a lot of freedom. We wanted to bowl with a lot of energy and get a couple of wickets. It didn't happen and it was pretty tough from there.

LINGERING EMOTIONS

I am annoyed and peeved at the moment but I will wake up and be proud of where we have come from. Last 12 months, if you had told us we would be in the semifinal and come second in the group stage, we would have been really happy. Knockout stages, it happens that you get beaten by the better team on the day. 

FINAL PREDICTION?

Probably England.