Saturday, October 19, 2019 | ePaper
Playing in semi-final would be living the dream: Handscomb
After he was dropped from the initial squad for the World Cup, Australian batsman Peter Handscomb, after being called in to join the team in England as a replacement for Shaun Marsh who broke his wrist said he is "living the dream" with a potential semi-final appearance around the corner for him.
"To actually be able to do it (playing in a semi-final), is like living the dream," Handscomb told reporters ahead of Australia's semi-final against England. "It's really sad obviously for the people who've gone down so late in the tournament. For those guys it's gut-wrenching, but they're also supporting the rest of the group. That's the atmosphere we have in the dressing room."
"For me, I've played so many World Cup semi-finals and finals in the backyard with my mates and you are trying to be different guys as a kid. To actually come out here is great. It's about knowing what is required of me and then treating it as any game, go in with the same mindset I have for the last couple of years and hopefully do something towards winning the match."