Australia Team in T20 World Cup 2022
The Australian fans would be eagerly waiting for the tournament, just as fantasy gaming fans are waiting for it to put to use their skills on My11Circle app. Australia’s dominance in world cricket spanned roughly from 1993 to 2007. In that period, they won the 50 over World Cup thrice and stood at the top of Test rankings for the most part of that period. However, Australia’s tryst with the shortest format wasn’t the smoothest. They suffered an upset at the hands of Zimbabwe early in their 2007 World T20 campaign before getting knocked out at the hands of India in the semi-finals. In the following editions too, they struggled to bring the kind of form that made them a champion side in the 50 over format to the biggest tournament of the T20 format. They came close in 2010 when they made it to the finals of the edition played in the Caribbean. However, they were trumped by England in the final.
But things changed in 2021 when in the rather unfamiliar conditions of the United Arab Emirates, Aaron Finch led his troops to a surprise T20 World Cup win defeating trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in a one-sided final. The architects of the win for Australia were all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who was in rampaging form with the bat, and David Warner who gave brilliant starts to Australia throughout the tournament. Even Matthew Wade stepped up with a breath-taking cameo against favorites Pakistan in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup.
Australia are in Group 1. The other teams that are in Group 1 in Super 12s include New Zealand and England. These three teams will be joined by two more teams who will come from the Round 1 of the qualifiers that will be played between eight teams.
However, India couldn’t repeat those heroics again at the biggest stage and apart from managing a runners-up position in 2014, they have failed to come even close to the coveted T20 World Cup trophy. Under Virat Kohli, India’s performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup proved disappointing for the fans as they got knocked out of the tournament after suffering losses in their first two fixtures of the event.
In the 2022 edition, they will be led by Rohit Sharma who began his tenure as India’s T20I captain with series wins over Sri Lanka and West Indies. In Australia, however, the challenge for his team will be much bigger, and that would make fantasy gaming all the more fun for Indian fans who would be playing on MyCircle11 during the tournament.
India finds itself in Group 2 which also features their arch-rivals Pakistan along with another sub-continental team in the form of Bangladesh. South Africa, the team against whom India drew a recent home series 2-2 will also meet India in this group. Two more teams will join them from the qualifiers.
Australia Team T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule
Sat 22nd Oct – 12:30 PM
New Zealand vs Australia
Tue 25th Oct – 4:30 PM
Perth Stadium, Perth
Fri 28th Oct – 1:30 PM
England vs Australia
Mon 31st Oct – 1:30 PM
Australia vs B2
The Gabba, Brisbane
Fri 4th Nov – 1:30 PM
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Team Australia Captain
Aaron Finch has been around for close to a decade with the Australian side, having made his debut for Australia in the shortest format in 2011. He was made the Australian T20I captain in 2014 and since then has led them in more than 65 matches. His winning percentage has been in excess of 50 while his batting numbers as a captain are also solid. Although his average has come down in the last few years, he still remains vital to Australia’s batting lineup and will be a force to reckon with as he comes out to open for Australia with David Warner.
Expected Australia World Cup 2022 Squad
Australia Team S.W.O.T Analysis
Strengths – Australia will be playing in front of their home crowds in the T20 World Cup for the first time. The familiarity with the conditions will definitely give them the edge. Moreover, Australia’s pace attack with Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Patrick Cummins is one of the better pace attacks in the world which can trouble any batting lineup.
Weaknesses – Captain Aaron Finch’s form has declined in the past couple of years and even in the 2021 World Cup, he managed to score a mere 114 runs from 7 matches at an average of 19. It will be a cause of worry for Australian supporters. Moreover, Australia might find it hard to keep Steven Smith in the XI who also suffered a terrible form in the last year’s World Cup with just 65 runs from 7 matches. Considering the amount of experience the duo have, the Australians will initially go with them in their XI. Thus, if they don’t fire, it can be a problem for Australia.
Opportunities – Australia will be going into the tournament as favorites on account of being the defending champions as well as being the host country. However, the limited history of the tournament tells that no team has been able to defend its crown. Moreover, no host team has managed to win the tournament either. Australia has a chance to change both the trends.
Threats – With the pacers almost locked in the XI, Australia will have to select their spinning options wisely as Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar are vastly different bowlers and in some matches they might like to go with the more attacking Zampa while in front of some teams, Agar’s economical bowling might prove to be a better option.
Facts and Stats about the Australia Team
- Australian captain Aaron Finch holds the record of the highest individual score in T20Is. He achieved the record by scoring 172 against Zimbabwe in 2018.
- Finch is also the only batsman to have two scores in excess of 150 in the format. He had also scored 156 against England in 2013.
- Glenn Maxwell has three T20I centuries and is only behind Rohit Sharma on the list of most centuries in the shortest format at the highest level.
- Australia’s score of 263/3 against Sri Lanka in 2016 was the highest team score in the format for three years before Afghanistan and Czech Republic piled up 278 in 2019.
- In David Warner, Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell, Australia have three batsmen with more than 2000 runs. At 153.38, Maxwell is the only batsman to have a strike rate in excess of 150 as well as 2000 plus runs in T20Is.
How to pick a team on My11Circle
When the T20 World Cup gets underway Down Under later this year, you will get the chance to make the most of your knowledge and understanding of the game as multiple matches mean you get to create multiple teams almost every day. So, how to make yourself a winning combination on My11Circle? Here’s how to do it.
Out of the 22 players who are involved in the match, you are supposed to pick 11 players to create your fantasy team. The 11 players should include batsmen, wicketkeeper, bowlers, and all-rounders.
After you have picked the 11 players, you would need to assign captaincy and vice captaincy to two of the players. It’s very important to take this decision with due consideration as the points that they will earn at the end of the match will get multiplied.
But you must pick all those players with just 100 credits in your kitty. All the players are assigned a certain value based on their form and stature, which would often mean that picking 11 of the highest rated players wouldn’t be possible with the budget of 100 credits.
So, use your knowledge of the game – conditions, form of cricketers, their performance against different kinds of oppositions – to predict the 11 top performing players of the match and pick them in your side.
So, what are you waiting for? Begin your preparations for the grand event and download the My11Circle app now to go up against fantasy gamers from around the world during the T20 World Cup 2022!
Frequently Asked Questions About the Australia Team
How many world cups have Australia won in the past?
Australia have lifted the T20 World Cup only once previously as they won the 2021 edition of the tournament.