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T20 World Cup 2021: Shane Warne walks back on his words on Steve Smith, predicts Australia can win the World Cup now

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T20 World Cup 2021: Australia has been in phenomenal form in this tournament since the start itself. Moreover, no one would have predicted that Australia would come this far.

The Aussies went on to start their tournament on stronger terms against South Africa. They went on to put a dominating performance against South Africa. And since then the Aaron Finch-led team has looked different.

Moreover, the best thing is that majority of their out-of-form players have been back into the form. Especially David Warner looks like a different beast in the field while batting now. The Aussies have improved a lot in these few months.

However, Australia could not go unbeaten in their group as they lost to England in the mini ashes encounter. The Aussies were given a one-sided and dominating defeat by the roaring England team. It was a completely dominating performance from them.

T20 World Cup 2021: Shane Warne walks back on his words on Steve Smith, predicts Australia can win the World Cup now
T20 World Cup 2021: Shane Warne walks back on his words on Steve Smith, predicts Australia can win the World Cup now

But, the Aussies managed to get through the group stage after maintaining a good run rate. And eventually, South Africa were constantly challenging them but Australia somehow managed to qualify for the semi-finals of the t20 World Cup.

The Aussies now have a tough fixture against a Pakistan team who have gone unbeaten in Group B. Moreover, they are also a far supreme team in t20 cricket than the Australian team right now.

T20 World Cup 2021: Shane Warner reverses since stance on Steve Smith

The former Australian player and cricket expert Shane Warne earlier said something controversial about Steve Smith. Moreover, Steve Smith was not playing at his full potential in the early stages of the t20 World Cup.

And Shane Warne publicly criticized Steve Smith for his form. The former Australian cricketer also went on to suggest that Steve Smith does not deserve a spot in the Australian t20 squad.

But Steve Smith went on to show his skills on the slow wicket of the UAE. The star player went on to play some very important innings which proved monumental for the Australian team.

However, now Shane Warne has walked back on his words and backed the inclusion of Steve Smith in the squad. Shane Warne has now also termed Steve Smith as the beast of a player in the current t20 squad.

Moreover, Shane Warne also said that Australia can now win the t20 World Cup in the UAE. The former Australian cricketer has got confidence in the Australian team after their recent run of form and performance.

But the real test of Australia will be against Pakistan. The Aussies are set to face the men in green at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday, November 11.

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