Some of Australia’s title-winning players returned home on Wednesday with their elation masking the weariness of an arduous campaign.
“Every half an hour or so you kind of remember that you just won a World Cup and get excited all over again. We’re still buzzing,” a bespectacled Cummins said at the Sydney Airport. “It’s been a big year. To top it off with this, it’s been amazing. I think they have created their own legacy. A World Cup, you only get one chance every four years and especially playing somewhere like India, it’s hard.
“Adding to that an away Ashes series, a World Test Championship. We couldn’t have planned for much better. So a pretty satisfied group.”
Some players, like Cummins, will have a breather before Australia’s Test summer begins in Perth against Pakistan on December 14. But for five players part of Sunday’s final, they have the tough task of fronting up for Australia’s five-match T20I series against India starting on Thursday.
“Tools down for a little while. Get home, see the family, relax, and get ready for the summer,” Marsh said. “Playing Pakistan who have played some great cricket this year…it’s always an exciting summer.”
After making 47 in that match, Green said he wanted to play in WA’s Sheffield Shield match against Queensland in Brisbane starting on November 28 and also the subsequent Prime Minister’s XI four-day match against Pakistan in Canberra.
“Looking forward to getting back out there,” he said. “I don’t feel like Test and ODI cricket overlap, but we’ll wait and see when the Test selection comes out.”
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