Is Australian Cricket In A Rut?

@bluewings (3857)
February 21, 2007 1:23am CST
Australian team lost four matches on a trot and Hayden broke his toe yesterday playing the Kiwis.Shane Warne has already retired with Bretlee and Andrew Symonds uncertain for the world cup due to injuries.Mcgrath isn't playing his best cricket and teams like South Africa,Newzeland,England are peaking at the right time.Do you think Australia has any chance of winning the world cup? Are they shielding their best players as a strategy to start firing once pitched against the best teams in the tournament or have Aussies lost the edge.Do you still consider them an invincible team?
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
26 Feb 07
Invincible.....no! But I am hoping that this is just a temporary setback which has resulted from selectors trialling new additions to the team. The beauty of the Australian cricket Team is that they are extremely capable of bouncing back when you least expect it! I think that the retirement of a number of key players will certainly leave a brief gap but the upcoming talent will step up sooner rather than later. Australia's batting is pretty solid down the line, the bowling just needs to step up a notch. Batting second and chasing runs instead of relying on the bowlers may be a step in the right direction? Go Aussies!
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@bluewings (3857)
26 Feb 07
Definitely! and the character that Ricky ponting is ,he might try to score all those runs himself,batting second.I agree with you.Australia keep trialling new faces at right times and it serves them well coz the ones who stay,stay to deliver.They won't be such a hot topic if they weren't fighters.I am disappointed that Brettlee won't be playing.The one thing to remember is in all the matches ,the batsmen performed! In fact,in 2 of those they went past 300.So,yes it's the bowling that needs a lift.I thought you'd say aussie aussie aussie oye oye oye!lol
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
26 Feb 07
I actually almost did the Oi Oi Oi bit! But erred on the side of conservatism! ;)
@bluewings (3857)
26 Feb 07
:) I can relate to that.At times though, my excitement overcomes my conservatism and later,when I come to my senses,I can't believe that I posted something I did.
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
15 Mar 07
Once Australian team was the best one, and now I really feel sorry for the team as it has really lost the edge. Hope they will come back and we will see some good cricket.
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@bluewings (3857)
15 Mar 07
I ,too, hope so and I have a feeling that they won't disappoint us.
@touhid (24)
• India
26 Feb 07
yes...still austrilians can do anything...they have that much of spirit...what do you think..
@bluewings (3857)
26 Feb 07
I think...Performances of Pollock,Ponting,Flintoff and Sourav will play an important role in deciding who takes the cup.
@kritipen (4085)
• United States
25 Feb 07
The australian cricket board and the team is too professional to follow any such strategies. I dont think they will shield their players which amounts to loss of experience. I think it is time for some players in the australian team to retire. 2 world-cups in a row..i think that is more than enough. Hope we will see a differnt team clinching the world cup this time and hopefully it is india.
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@bluewings (3857)
26 Feb 07
:D I had 'No' idea you were interested in cricket!!Your post speaks for itself.You are right in that Aussies won't employ such a tactic;Had just included it to play a cinic.I was disappointed when Brettlee didn't make the cut.I adore him.Don't know if it's because we share our birthday or coz he is a great cricketer or coz he plays guitar,lol.I think South Africa has a great chance at the worldcup ,but would be lovely to see India win.Thanks for making my day!