Australia at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis

Australia at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis

Michael Clarke doubtful about his cricketing future
Injured Michael Clarke will lead the team (subjected to fitness). (Getty Images)

Australia at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis: World Cup has returned to the land of Kangaroos after 23 years and the hosts were the last to announce their world cup squad. Injured Michael Clarke will lead the team (subjected to fitness). George Bailey will serve as his deputy. Cricket Australia has decided to analyze the performance and injury-condition of Michael Clarke until their 2nd match vs Bangladesh. If he gets fit, he will continue. Otherwise, he will be replaced by George Bailey as Captain and by another batsman in the 15-man squad. His replacement hasn’t been announced yet.

Cricket fans that will be supporting Australia must be very happy to know that Australia will play all their group matches at home. We have pooled the scrupulous data of Australia’s representation at the World Cup. The stats include each player’s input in Australia/New Zealand and in previous world cups.

Most experienced in Australia/New Zealand: Michael Clarke – 111 matches

Most experienced in World Cups: Michael Clarke – 18 matches

Players Performance in AUS/NZ Performance in WCs
Matches Runs Wickets Matches Runs Wickets
Michael Clarke 111 3515 20 18 669 2
George Bailey 17 558 First Experience
Aaron Finch 17 613 First Experience
David Warner 28 964 First Experience
Steve Smith 16 427 11 6 53 1
Mitchell Marsh 3 99 1 First Experience
Shane Watson 63 1761 64 15 435 7
Brad Haddin 57 1463 7 332
Glenn Maxwell 16 226 14 First Experience
James Faulkner 12 210 22 First Experience
Mitchell Johnson 59 358 80 7 25 10
Josh Hazelwood 4 0 9 First Experience
Pat Cummins 2 1 5 First Experience
Xavier Doherty 26 63 21 First Experience
Mitchell Starc 16 106 28 First Experience

Michael Clarke and Shane Watson will be playing their 3rd world cup while Steve Smith, Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson will be playing their 2nd world cup each. The rest of the squad hasn’t even played a single world cup but it does not matter as the world cup will be a home event to the Australians.

*All the stats are updated until January 12th, 2015.