The baseball team led by coach Lee Kang-cheol challenges Australia to win the first win of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Korea will clash with Australia in the first round, 메이저놀이터 of Group B of the 2023 WBC main round at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on the 9th. Koh Young-pyo (KT) takes on the heavy responsibility of starting pitcher and gets on the mound first.
It is evaluated that Korea is superior to Australia in terms of objective military power. I also have good memories of defeating Australia 5-0 in the 2019 Premier12 and 6-0 in the 2013 WBC. As can be seen from the fact that they are recording 8 consecutive victories in recent international competitions, they are expected to win easily.
But carelessness is forbidden. There is a painful memory of losing 3-5 to Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics even with the best team except for the major leagues, where it was impossible to call.
At the time when coach Kim Eung-yong took the helm, the national team allowed a tie in the 7th inning with a 3-2 lead, then gave up 2 more points in the 8th and knelt down. While we failed to attack the Australian bullpen, we lowered our heads as our bullpen collapsed.
The Sydney Olympic team had a hard time in the full league of the finals after that. They finished 3rd out of 8 countries with 4 wins and 3 losses, advanced to the semifinals, and won the bronze medal by beating Japan in the bronze medal match.
For this reason, Korea is expected to engage in an all-out war against Australia in the 2023 WBC. In order to play comfortably against Japan on the 10th, a clear victory against Australia is essential.