CWC19 report card: Australia

Australia’s ODI renaissance supercharged the team into the ICC public convenience Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-finals, however directly once the dream of a sixth World Cup title started trying a lot of realistic, they stumbled against a pitiless England.


Their 1st loss in eight World Cup semi-finals concluded Australia’s hopes of clinching their sixth title. In discernment, it had been a formidable last a team that had slipped to sixth ODI rankings and was still convalescent from the aftershocks of six ordered bilateral ODI series losses before the year began.

Australia picked up wins in seven of their 1st eight matches within the competition, however, had their fair proportion of vulnerabilities and shortcomings. As coach Justin Langer had recognized midway, the side, perhaps, wasn’t operational at its optimum potential. Having re-assembled their line-up to accommodate David Warner and Steve Smith only previous the tournament, their rawness, as a unit, eventually came to the fore in crunch things.

CWC19: ENG v AUS – Finch and Warner start strongly

Positives to take home

The form of their star players, David Warner, carried his IPL exploits into the tournament, combination his usual free-flow with exceptional awareness at the highest. He concluded only one wanting tournament-topper Rohit Sharma’s tally of 648 runs. Aaron oscine batted to prove a degree, and dead complemented Warner, compilation over five hundred terms.

Steve Smith wasn’t a compelling force, however, place his head down throughout testing phases, and came up with gritty knocks. Mitchell Starc, with the ball, was unrelenting, creating a potent gap combination 1st with Pat Cummins, then Jason Behrendorff, and finishing at the highest of the wickets tally.

Areas to boost

A wobbly middle-order struggled to require the worry sometimes. Regular chopping and dynamic meant that batting roles unbroken shift hands because the tournament progressed. Injuries within the latter stages hurt them additionally.

The over-dependence on the Warner-Finch-Smith trio was evident in their middle-order collapses. Spaceman Maxwell’s fast starts didn’t translate into more significant scores, and a lot of would are expected from Marcus Stoinis, World Health Organization endured average returns with the bat.

While Australia’s new-ball pacers shone throughout the campaign, their spinners were comparatively subdued as a supporting hand; their 123 overs of spin yielded 764 runs and only ten wickets.

 Sri Lanka vs Australia – Match Highlights

Rising star

Having contended only nineteen ODIs going into the tournament, there have been doubts over Alex Carey’s credentials, particularly as a lone cricketer with no back-up. By the time he finished, Carey had ticked all the boxes, ending with Australia’s best batting average – 62.50 – within the tournament.

Despite it being his debut World Cup, Carey looked unfazed, capably sharing the middle-order burden with Steve Smith. Reliable behind the stumps, Carey fell wanting Gilchrist’s uncomparable tally [21], recording twenty dismissals in 10 games.

Australia vs New Zealand – Match Highlights


01 June: v Afghanistan, Bristol County Ground, Bristol – Australia won by seven wickets

06 June: v West Indies, Trent Bridge, Nottingham – Australia won by 15 runs

09 June: v India, The Oval, London – India won by 36 runs

12 June: v Pakistan, County Ground, Taunton – Australia won by 41 runs

15 June: v Sri Lanka, The Oval, London – Australia won by 87 runs

20 June: v Bangladesh, Trent Bridge, Nottingham – Australia won by 48 runs

25 June: v England, Lord’s, London – Australia won by 64 runs

29 June: v New Zealand, Lord’s, London – Australia won by 86 runs

06 July: v South Africa, Old Trafford, Manchester – South Africa won by 10 runs


11 July: v England, Edgbaston, Birmingham – England won by 8 wickets


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