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'Good Question' - Steve Smith's answer to Shane Watson's how Australia will beat India stuns latter

Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson asked Steve Smith about playing against India in the final of the ODI World Cup 2023. The latter had no answer.

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Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson spoke to former Australia skipper Steve Smith ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023 final. Australia and India will play in the final of the ongoing tournament. The home team, India has been undefeated in the 10 games including the semifinals against New Zealand. On the other hand, the Aussies started the tournament with two losses but have strung together eight wins.

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Both teams played against each other on October 8 in Chennai. In that game, the five-time winners were bowled out for 199 runs. In reply, after losing three wickets for two runs, the Men In Blue won by six wickets with KL Rahul and Virat Kohli scoring a fifty each. More than a month later, both teams will play each other once again for the title. Meanwhile, ahead of the game, Watson asked Smith about how his team will beat India

Shane Watson: How would Australia beat India in the final?

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Steve Smith: Good Question

“I really don’t know. They are the best team and have won 10 matches. India have a strong bowling attack. We will try to give good performance against them,” he said.

Talking about the bowling of both teams, Adam Zampa has been the only shining star during the tournament with 22 wickets, going past Late Shane Warne (1999) and Brad Hogg (2007). On the other hand, Mohammed Shami has one more wicket to his name although he has played fewer games than Zampa. Also, the Asian team's bowling has worked in unison in most games.

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On the other hand, the Kangaroo bowling only came to party against weaker sides and in the semifinal game against South Africa where they got overcast conditions.

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