Australia’s Performance in T20 World Cup
Australia Team Schedule for T20 World Cup 2022
Australia T20 Squad 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.
Australia Team’s Performance in T20 World Cup
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.
Facts and Stats about the Australia T20 Squad
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Australia T20 Squad
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.