ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Australia team profile

first_img Associated Press New DelhiMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 16:48 IST AustraliaStrengths: Australia regained the World Cup title on home soil in 2015 and has the best win-loss ratio of any team at the quadrennial tournament. Has increasing confidence coming into the tournament on an eight-game winning streak after rallying from 2-0 down for a 3-2 series win in India and sweeping Pakistan 5-0. Will have a strong top order with Finch and Usman Khawaja finding form and David Warner and Steve Smith returning from their 12-month bans to restore a wealth of experience and depth to the batting. Mitchell Starc has returned from injury to add some x-factor to the pace attack and lend the in-form Pat Cummins a hand. Varied spinning options with Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon in the squad. Weaknesses: Coming off a turbulent period while former captain Smith and vice-captain Warner were suspended for their roles in a ball-tampering controversy in a test match in South Africa. In the fallout, Australia has a new coach, new federation chairman and a new outlook on the game after going through a lengthy drought in the ODI format.Best World Cup performance: Champions (1987, ’99, 2003, ’07, ’15).Last World Cup: Winner.Captain: Aaron FinchCoach: Justin LangerWorld Cup win-loss record: 62-20, 1 tie, 1 NR.ICC ODI Ranking: 5Players to watch: Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Cricket AustraliaFollow Aaron Finch Team Profilecenter_img ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Australia team profileAustralia will be led by Aaron Finch at World Cup 2019advertisementlast_img read more

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