World Cup 2011 A Preview of Crew Australia

World Cup 2011 A Preview of Crew Australia

With ICC Cricket World Cup not far away, here’s a preview of staff Australia. THE SQUAD Ricky Ponting (capt), Michael Clarke (vc), Shane Watson, Cameron White, David Hussey, Mike Hussey, Brad Haddin (wk), Tim Paine (wk), John Hastings, Nathan Hauritz, Steve Smith, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Doug Bollinger. 4th IN A ROW ?? After dominating two World cup campaigns and bagging 4th world title in 2007, Australia ought to be the new favorite coming into the event, however someplace down the road even a die onerous Aussie fan could be considering, are they actually the favourites ?? THE HOPE Aussies at all times had the providers of one of the best openers of a specific period in every of their World Cup triumphs, however this time across the opening pair is the most important concern the Australian outfit faces. Shane Watson has most undoubtedly cemented his place and even 40 per cent comparability to nice Mark Waugh will not damage right here. Watson is an asset for Australia if sub-continent pitches are considered. He at all times had the facility and approach to play up entrance however what makes him the deadly weapon for the Aussies is his maturity and the extent of understanding he has developed for the sport. And furthermore, he’s no schmuck with the ball both. Mr. Cricket, Mike Hussey could be the most important hope for Ricky Ponting on this World Cup. Since his late debut in 2004 in ODI’s he has by no means appeared again. If Ricky Pointing and Adam Gilchrist have been the large match gamers for Aussies, this time round it might be Mr. Cricket, Michael Hussey. Supplied he will get match earlier than the world cup after his surgical procedure. Mitchell Johnson for me could be the spearhead of this bowling assault although its boosts the like of Lee and Bollinger. For me one of the best opening bowlers for Australia are Johnson and Bollinger. THE WORRIES Properly, lot of worries for certain and to start out of with, it is the batting, Watson is but to discover a strong opening accomplice. Brad Haddin, although within the latest sequence in opposition to England is attempting very onerous to fill within the boots of Adam Gilchrist. His brief but efficient run a ball innings is hurting England however identical can’t be mentioned as soon as he reaches the subcontinent. Additionally, Tim Paine the second wicketkeeper and attacking batsmen appears to be extra steady however he hasn’t proved a lot to earn a World cup sport. Omission of David Warner is baffling. Within the bowling division, Brett Lee and Shaun Tait are just like the Pandora’s Field, the 2 quickest bowlers, one a confirmed match winner however coming from a protracted damage lay off and the opposite like a jet with out radar may very well be a dangerous gamble taken by the selectors. Siddle would have made extra sense than Shaun Tait. SURPRISE ELEMENT Steven Smith and Nathan Hauritz are the lesser recognized faces within the Australian setup. Hauritz, although vastly skilled and being a spinner may very well be decisive in sub continent. He’s miserly as he appears however wicket taking talents are a query mark. Steven Smith alternatively would double up as an all rounder. He has proven nice temperament and may hit the ball actual onerous and his leg break may very well be very efficient in placid wickets.
Equally good could be Cameron White. He can very nicely be equated to Yusuf Pathan, a notch larger possibly. John Hastings choice conserving in thoughts Australia already had three all rounders is a bit complicated. However Hastings credentials in home circuit and his immaculate bowling performances in demise overs might be why he’s within the squad. Although, Warner may have been there as a substitute of Hastings. CHANCES 4 time World Champions, you simply can’t shrug them of even when they’ve a nasty day on the workplace. Clearly not the favourites however significantly better than darkish horses, third in line to take the trophy I’ll say.

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