Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cricket World Cup 2015 Australia team preview and Fixtures

From 1992, they began winning world cups and won three consecutive titles from 1999 up to 2007, but given to India in 2011. Now Cricket World Cup 2015 will be played in Australia in front of their fans. And, they are eager to regain their world title.
Group: Pool A
Captain: Michael Clarke/George Bailey
Coach: Michael Arthur
Squad
Michael Clarke (captain), George Bailey (vice captain),David Warner, Shane Watson, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin (wicket keeper), Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc

Strengths
Australia is strong in both batting and bowling department, and they will be even stronger in home conditions. Michael Clarke, Shane Watson, Steven Smith is the key with David Warner and Aaron Finch at the top. All rounders Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell and Faulkner will make their lower order strong. Mitchell is also key factor

Weaknesses
Despite all strengths they sometimes fail to deliver bowling as a unit. Home conditions may give them advantage, Michael Clarke fitness issue is another is another key point to their success

Team past Experience and record in World Cup
They won four consecutive world cups in 1992,1999,2003,2007. But they lost it to India in 2011. In the quarter finals they lost the match against India and exited from the tournament.
Fixtures
February 14 v England, venue: Melbourne
February 21 v Bangladesh, venue: Brisbane
February 28 v New Zealand, venue: Auckland
March 4 v Afghanistan, venue: Perth
March 8 v Sri Lanka, venue: Sydney
March 14 v Scotland, venue: Hobart

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