World Cup 2019: Nathan Coulter-Nile not sure of playing against India despite 92 vs WIAfter scoring 92 in just 60 balls which decided Australia’s win against West Indies, all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile says that it is good to have competition among spots. However, he isn’t very sure of himself for the upcoming match between Australia and India.advertisement Press Trust of India LondonJune 8, 2019UPDATED: June 8, 2019 14:03 IST Nathan Coulter-Nile isn’t sure of himself for the Australia vs India match (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia managed to defeat West Indies in their second World Cup 2019 encounterCoulter-Nile’s 92 was the highest by a No.8 in a World Cup matchHe scored 58 runs more than his previous best ODI scoreAustralia’s fast bowling all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile says he is not sure of his place for the big-ticket World Cup encounter against India despite a match-winning 92 against West Indies.His 92 off just 60 balls proved vital in Australia’s 15-run victory, but the 31-year-old believes his expensive outing with the ball in Bristol may not help his cause.Asked if he felt his spot was secure, Coulter-Nile said: “No. I took none for 70.”We’ve got two world-class (fast) bowlers (on the sidelines). I’m not in the team to make runs, hopefully the top order does that, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I got dropped for the next game,” he was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia.”I’m in the team to take wickets and I’ve had two wicketless games, so we’ll see how we go.”Coulter-Nile’s 92 at Trent Bridge was the highest score by a No. 8 in a World Cup, 58 runs more than his previous best ODI score.Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are Australia’s lead pacers, while coach Justin Langer has indicated that Nathan Lyon has been considered as a second spinner alongside Adam Zampa.Back-up pacers Jason Behrendorff and Kane Richardson could also come into contention for the India game at The Oval.Coulter-Nile insists he is not bothered by the competition for spots.”I actually like it,” he said.”I think it’s good to have competition and it wouldn’t be good if we had no one pushing you trying to get better, so I love it.”Coulter-Nile combined with Steve Smith (73) for a counter-attacking stand of 102 off just 89 balls power Australia to 288 against the Windies.”To have a guy play the innings of his life was something I’m sure you guys enjoyed watching,” said vice-captain Alex Carey, who earlier scored 45 off 55 deliveries.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Pressure on England as Bangladesh seeks another CWC upsetAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Unfazed by MS Dhoni gloves row, India focussed on Australia matchAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Nathan Coulter-NileFollow West Indies vs AustraliaFollow ICC World Cup 2019 Next
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