Is Australia loosing it the no 1 rank in cricket?
28 Dec 08
"the permanent thing in this world is that nothing is permanent" Australia has topped the world cricket for almost a decade now. They were having a great administratui, a compact unit, and legendary players like Shane Warne, Glenn Mcgrath, Steve Waugh, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting that played together. Now, these players were to retire one day, as they have and this laid a big hole in their team. If Warne and McGrath would have been in the line up, I dont thik SA would have chased 400+. Frankly speaking, Australia has got great talent but to replace Shane Warne and Glenn Mcgrath is nearly impossible. You can't replace legends for sure... On the other hand, India and South Africa have improved alot. They are now testing the Australian youngsters and already we are having the results. The point i want to clearify is not that Australia is a weak team now.. no! never! i just wanna say that Australia is no longer invincible This means we are in an era of strong competition rather than one team domination and thats good for all cricket lovers! Cheers!
27 Dec 08
Yes, surely they are on their way to doing so themselves. And they themselves are to blame for that sorry state they find themselves in now. I will never agree if someone says that the vaccum created by the retirements by Justin Langer, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne and the likes has made the Australian team weaker. Well, if the inclusion or the presence of these players makes Australia weak then it means the present Australian team is a weaker team. It then means how can a weak team remain and retain their world number 1 ranking? But it will not be correct to say that Australia is no more a strong team. The others are catching up with Australia too now. The first among these teams is South Africa and then India. But South Africa's No. 2 spot too is in danger and they are well aware of it that India can leapfrog from the 3rd spot to directly no. 1. But whatever, Australia will soon be dethroned from the first spot and I am waiting for this golden day desparately.
26 Dec 08
After the retirement of Glenn McGrath, Australian bowling line up has not been able to provide any early break through which has been resulted against them.For a team like Australia, they should be performing well to stay on the top spot.
28 Dec 08
ya i agree with u but aus r not bad team at present that team players are in bad form and they could not perform there best the form is not permanent the experience is only permanent they can get up from any point and they are having that ability to do so and then Indians are also in good form which is traveled along with dhoni luck however team India can occupy the place what you told is not after 5 to 6 year they can occupy the world of cricket from the next game itself if they use Indians players and there talents
28 Dec 08
welcome to mylot my friend. i see the downhill of australia. they are going down as a group. also i don't see as a possible number 1 team. indians were not bold enough to declare on the fifth after noon against england in 2nd test. that shows we have not grown much. SA are playing well as well. we will have to wait and watch how things turn up in the near future.