Roar – After three consecutive Twenty20 wins.


  • (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)Were Australia’s Twenty20 team to land in Britain in September missing half their best XI and with most of their players not having played T20s in five months, they’d find it very tough to beat an England team filled with players coming off their domestic T20 tournament.
  • Australia’s commanding efforts this month should not distract from the fact they entered this series as the world’s seventh-ranked Twenty20 team, having won only two of their past seven series in the format.
  • Too often Australia has used the Twenty20 team for experimentation, blooding cricketers who they saw as potential ODI or Test players, but whose credentials in the shortest format were badly lacking.
  • That series against an elite Twenty20 opponent should have been the perfect warm-up for Australia ahead of the World T20, which kicked off just one month after that series ended.
  • India scored a 3-0 series win over Australia, who fielded an ordinary side due to an insane scheduling clash which saw most of the Australian ODI squad fly to New Zealand on the day of the final Twenty20 against India.

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