Talk to Australian cricket fans this season and they are well divided over the domestic structure. However, the much more condensed one day competition has its benefits as we get ever closer to the Cricket World Cup.
Australia’s Super Eight victory against South Africa leaves one more task-Pakistan, tomorrow night at 8pm AEST. With Shane Watson in scintillating form (234 runs at 78.00) topping both the batting and bowling lists, Australia, ranked 9th coming into the tournament, now sit as possible favourites to take out the trophy.
Australia’s Twenty20 World Cup campaign will kick off against Ireland at 8.00pm AEST Wednesday September 19th (tonight).
Ranked 9th, one spot above their opponents, Australia’s T20 record has of late been disappointing. Under new captain George Bailey, their record hasn’t been brilliant. The team doesn’t have enough T20 experience under their belt, most of them missing domestic tournaments because of international duties. Continue reading Cricket: T20 Preview: Australia v Ireland→
As the Australian summer draws ever closer, the Aussies must overcome their recent series loss to Pakistan in the UAE (and their subsequent rankings drop) and contest the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, starting on September 18.
Well off the top of the ICC T20 rankings, with South Africa and England sitting first and second respectively, Australia must progress into the final if it has any chance of pushing itself up the rankings, currently in tenth position, prior to the 3rd T20 against Pakistan to be played on Monday night. Continue reading Cricket: ICC World Twenty20 Preview→