What the players say on the Thursday's match

What the players say on the Thursday's match

There is a lot at stake for both India and Australia in tomorrow's second World Cup semi-final match.

Though India had a disastrous summer in Australia, it has been having a dream run in the World Cup, with a seven-match-winning-streak.

Here's the mood in the Indian and Australian dressing room on the eve of the crucial encounter.

Virat Kohli - "To be honest, not many people gave us the chance, even to qualify for the semis and I know that for a fact when the tournament started. So we've surprised a lot of people, but we haven't surprised ourselves at all."

Rohit Sharma - "We will enjoy each other's success more than ever. Be it batting or bowling. As I said at the start, we have played in big matches so we know what it takes to come out as a winner. So hopefully, we'll have a good start tomorrow. That's going to be very crucial whether we bat or bowl, we have to start the game very well. Then you'll see."

Michael Clarke - "As a player, it's no different to any other game. I think you don't do yourself justice if your attitude changes because of the event."

Steve Smith - "For us, we are expecting them to come out and potentially bowl a little bit too short for this wicket. If they try and jam them on this wicket, it might suit us with these quick boundaries. It could play into our hands."

James Faulkner - "I think they (R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja) are world-class spinners and they have done their job for a long time now. But if you see the wicket in South Africa's match against Sri Lanka, it didn't spin and it was quite easy to get hold of."

Aaron Finch - "They have probably played a lot more cricket here and got used to the conditions, the length you bowl and stuff like that. There's no rocket science; they are batting and bowling well. India are going to be tough to beat."

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