Cricket World Cup 2019: Mark Richardson says he couldn't handle another final loss to Australia

After the Blackcaps' stunning semi final win over India, former cricket international Mark Richardson revealed he couldn't handle another Cricket World Cup final loss to Australia.

At Old Trafford in the UK, the Blackcaps showed fighting spirit to upset India and secure a second-straight World Cup final, where they will take on either Australia or England at Lord's on Sunday.

The Aussies humbled New Zealand in the 2015 final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and Sunday's final presents a big challenge - given the Blackcaps lost to both Australia and England in round robin play.

But AM Show host Richardson made it clear who he'd rather they go head-to-head with.

"I want revenge, but I don't think I could take another loss in a World Cup final to Australia," the former Blackcap said.

"I could handle a close loss to England, if they [the Blackaps] account well for themselves - I could handle that."

Host Ryan Bridge questioned whether a chance at revenge against Australia could be a sweeter victory.

"I couldn't handle another loss though," Richardson replied. "That's the problem."

Australia take on England at 9:30pm Thursday (NZT).


Join us at 9:30pm Sunday for live updates of the Blackcaps in the Cricket World Cup final.