Is it the start of decline of australia in world cricket?
4 Mar 08
Well yes-this is a very valid point I think this is the start of the phone of distilling team most of the great players have gone and down the seriously in big crisis already they are feeling quite heavy about the fact that Shane Wan and McGrath is not their. In this reason why they are borrowing is very substandard right now. It is nowhere near the aboriginal standards and that is reason why they are very weak in the department and also nowadays they are mentally very unfit because of that I think the batting is also in disarray they are talking too much and playing tulips will adding that is the reason why they are failing in each and every department of them they should concentrate more on playing cricket rather than talking too much because it will not have them in any way.. And after their another great keeper retiring from the one-day internationals and also the test format of the game I think they will suffer hugely because of that and now we have to see how good they can play under the system dances.
7 Mar 08
I share your view on the topic. It's the young brigade alongside the experience of the senior/s (Sachin) that surprised the Aussies.Although it was a collective effort , I feel Ishant and Praveen shook the Aussie batting roots as analysts weren't expecting such accuracy and pace from Indian bowlers and rightly so because it's for the first time that India has produced a bowler who can touch the 150 km/hour mark. Yes, the Aussie team has been on a decline , but that's been for some time and that's not the real reason they lost the series.The primary reason has to be the Indian bowlers coupled with some consistent batting from the Indian squad.I agree with the comments made just above mine in that Australia will continue to remain a competitive side , but their dominance has been challenged and it would take something special from them to stay at the top.If I was the betting kind , then I'd be sure to bet that South Africa would replace Aussies at the top of the One day International list once their Bangladesh tour is over , but that's only because India will have to wait till their Srilanka tour to play in ODIs and thereafter , we can expect some big makeovers to the ODI ranks.