The Australian squad is led by Pat Cummins and includes Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, and Mitchell Starc.
Australia’s Impressive World Cup Record
Australia holds the record for the most victories in the history of the Cricket World Cup, with five wins to their name. Their first win was in India in 1987, followed by a remarkable hat-trick of titles in 1999, 2003, and 2007. Their most recent triumph was in 2015, when they defeated New Zealand on home turf.
Recent ODI Performance
In their last ten One Day International (ODI) matches, Australia’s performance has been mixed, with four wins and six losses.
Australia’s upcoming matches are against India (8 October, Chennai), South Africa (12 October, Lucknow), Sri Lanka (16 October, Lucknow), Pakistan (20 October, Bengaluru), Netherlands (25 October, Delhi), New Zealand (28 October, Dharamsala), England (4 November, Ahmedabad), Afghanistan (7 November, Mumbai), and Bangladesh (11 November, Pune).
vs India (8 October)
The opening match against tournament hosts India could set the tone for Australia’s campaign. A win against India, one of the tournament favorites, could provide Australia with the momentum they need. The return of seasoned players like Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, and Pat Cummins from injury, coupled with David Warner’s recent form, could prove crucial in this high-stakes match.
Player to Watch
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc’s consistency and ability to make early breakthroughs will be crucial for Australia. Starc, who has a stellar World Cup record, topped the wicket-taking charts in 2015 and 2019. His performance in the 2019 tournament is the best-ever by a bowler in a Cricket World Cup. If Australia is to secure their sixth World Cup title, Starc will need to play a significant role.
Despite a somewhat inconsistent 50-over form since the 2019 World Cup, Australia is expected to make a strong showing in India. The team, which was eliminated in the semi-finals of the last World Cup by England, will be eager to improve their performance. The majority of the Australian team has previously performed well in India’s challenging conditions. Despite a recent injury to Travis Head, Australia’s lineup remains strong, making them one of the potential champions of this year’s World Cup.