Catch Australia unconditionally’.
Lee Kang-cheol, who is challenging the semifinals of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), is all-in against Australia, the first game of the first round of the finals. It is because of the judgment that it is difficult to pass the first round of the finals if you lose in this game.
The Korean baseball team faces Japan, Australia, the Czech Republic, and China in Group B of the first round of the finals. In terms of objective power, the Czech Republic and China are far behind in terms of skills, while Japan has the strongest power ever. Korea is expected to compete with Australia for second place in the group. 스포츠토토
It is evaluated that Korea is ahead in terms of power. Australia has never advanced past the first round of the WBC finals. However, Australia has made it to the finals four times in a row since the first tournament, and has pitcher Liam Hendricks (Chicago White Sox), who was selected as an American Major League All-Star three times. Non-Asian players are less capable of handling breaking balls with large drops, such as forkballs. Accordingly, the national team selected pitchers such as Park Se-woong (Lotte) and Lee Yong-chan (NC) who are good at throwing forkballs. This is also the reason why Kim Won-joong (Lotte), whose main weapon is a curveball, was on board.
The fielders were also selected for the game against Australia. Out of 15 fielders, 8 are left-handers, more than right-handers (6). This is a paving stone considering the fact that there are many right-handed starting pitchers in Australia.
Head coach Lee Kang-cheol and battery coach Jin Gap-yong formed a power analysis team and left for Australia on the 5th.