Australia SWOT Analysis: Australia has a lot of match winners, captain biggest problem, what to expect from defending champion in T20 World Cup?

New Delhi: If any team is considered a strong contender for victory in any ICC event, then it is the team of Australia. This team knows how to win big matches. How to get out of pressure situation. This is the reason why Australia has 5 World Cup titles in ODIs as well as two Champions Trophy and one T20 World Cup title. This time the team will come to play the T20 World Cup at home and it is being considered as a strong contender for victory again.

However, the achieved form of the team is nothing special. On the tour of India, he got defeated after winning the first match in the T20 series. They definitely beat the West Indies at home but against England, the situation looked bad. England has won both the matches before the three-match series. In the T20 World Cup, the team will start its campaign against New Zealand on 22 October.

Australia squad for T20 World Cup: Aaron Finch (captain), Pat Cummins, Tim David, Ashton Agar, Steve Smith, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, Kane Richardson, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa.

Strengths: One-on-one match winner

Australia’s biggest strength is their match winners. Every player in the team can turn the match on his own. In batting, they have players like David Warner, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Steve Smith and Matthew Wade. In the bowling, there is Adam Zampa with Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. The all-rounder has the option of Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Marsh. Maxwell can also bowl if needed. With this the tournament is at their home ground. The last time Australia hosted the 2015 World Cup and the team won the tournament.

Weaknesses: Player Form and Team Combination

The biggest problem for Australia is the form of the players. Aaron Finch’s bat has been quiet for quite some time. He also batted in the middle order but did not make any major changes. Same is the case with Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell’s biggest innings in the last 10 international matches has been 25 runs. The situation is worse in T20. Since the tour of India, he has played 6 matches and has scored 1, 0, 6, 0, 1 and 8 runs from his bat.

There is also the problem of putting the best combination in front of the team. Steve Smith has to sit out of the playing XI because of Tim David. Cameron Green is not included in the team of the World Cup, but there is a situation of confusion about him.

Opportunities: Big opportunity for Tim David

Tim David, who played international cricket for Singapore, made his T20 debut for Australia on the tour of India. Because of him, Steve Smith is out of the playing XI. In the 7 matches he played for Australia, he could not open the account twice but in three innings he has exploded with the bat. Tim David’s name is big in the T20 league. So far in 134 T20 matches, his bat has scored runs at a strike rate of 163.32. He will have a chance to make a name on the world stage.

Threats: The challenge of defending the title at home turf

Australia’s team will go to defend the title in their own home. This would mean that they would be under pressure to perform in front of their home audience and it could also act as a threat. The fear of failure can instill in the minds of the players. Sometimes the performance expectations in front of the home audience bring undue mental pressure, which can have an impact on the performance of the team.

date time vs field

date time (IST) Vs field
22 October 12.30 PM New Zealand Sydney
25 October 4.30 PM Group A winner Perth
28 October 1.30 PM England Melbourne
31 October 1.30 PM Group B runner up Brisbane
4 November 1.30 PM Afghanistan Adelaide

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