Australia, by an infinite margin, might be probably the most worthwhile group on the World Cup.

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Australia. (Image by Francois Nel/Getty Pictures)

Had you requested a few weeks previously, not many would have positioned their bets on Australia. Over the previous two years, the group has witnessed one amongst its worst phases ever. Moreover, two of their biggest batsmen inside the kind of David Warner and Steve Smith have been dominated out of movement for one 12 months. Thus, the group was in all kinds of a big quantity and gave the impression to be in deep territories of problem as they headed into the World Cup.

Nonetheless, in a matter of just a few weeks, they’ve turned the tables the opposite approach up. Australia have carried out some scintillating cricket and defeated India along with Pakistan collaborating in away from dwelling. Most of the avid gamers have rediscovered their sort and have made the group alternative terribly troublesome unexpectedly. Now, as they enter the occasion, the Kangaroos start of one in all many scorching favourites.

Can Australia defend the title?

Australia might be probably the most worthwhile group ever on the World Cup. They’ve on a regular basis been unstoppable on this quadrennial event and have obtained the trophy 5 situations. Out of the 85 World Cup video video games that they carried out thus far, they misplaced solely 21 and obtained 61. Inside the closing six tournaments, their worst effectivity obtained right here after they’ve been knocked out throughout the semi-finals in 2011. Furthermore, the Aussies are the defending champions and may look to take care of the form going forward.

With the return of David Warner and Steve Smith, Australia might be brimming with confidence and may want to settle at nothing decrease than lasting the house. Their quest begins in opposition to Afghanistan on June 1 which might be the ODI that Smith-Warner duo will play after a spot of over 16 months. Nonetheless sooner than that, the group will play two warm-up matches in opposition to England and Sri Lanka. The group’s hardest downside throughout the occasion will are available in opposition to the hosts and India.

Fixtures

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Squad

Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.