“You can string down series in isolation, you can talk about the subcontinent journey where we went from Pakistan to Sri Lanka into India,” McDonald added.
Australia cricket head coach Andrew McDonald revealed the reason behind his team’s dominant win in the recently concluded ICC World Test Championship final 2023 at The Oval on June 11. India entered the summit clash with a thumping 2-1 win in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 earlier this year, but Australia beat them in every department to clinch a statement 209-run win.
McDonald revealed that playing in subcontinental conditions helped them win the WTC 2023. Australia toured Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and India to adapt to subcontinental playing conditions during the WTC cycle 2021-23. They beat Pakistan 1-0 in three-match series, drew 1-1 in two matches against Sri Lanka, and lost 1-2 against India.
Australia were not at their best during their intercontinental tour but according to McDonald, the experience helped them solve the tricky WTC cycle.