New Zealand defeated South Africa in a scintillating ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 semi-final at Auckland. On Thursday, India will face Australia in the second semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). There has been a lot of talk about the match ever since the two teams made the last four during the previous week. Australian players have been playing mind games that their much touted pacers will deliver “short stuff” to Indian batsman, who are traditionally more comfortable playing off their pads.

Here are few quotes about who are saying what about the India vs Australia semi-final and who said what about the New Zealand vs South Africa semi-final.


Australia captain Michael Clarke said the above statement backing temperamental opener David Warner to behave himself in Thursday’s semi-final against India in Sydney.


When Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson offered to step in on Warner’s behalf for sledging duties.


Indian batsman Rohit Sharma on sledging.


Former England spinner Graeme Swann on encountering the South African fast bowler, whose side were knocked out of the World Cup by New Zealand.


New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum on semi-final star Grant Elliott, who was not selected for a 20-man group which visited the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on a scouting mission in October as his chances of being picked in the World Cup squad were considered to be slim.


McCullum on aiming to give veteran spinner Daniel Vettori a winning send-off on Sunday.


Former New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram on New Zealand’s World Cup journey.