Australia's Probable Squad for Cricket World Cup 2015
Updated - Nov 8, 2014 3:15 pm
Australia’s unprecedented record of winning three consecutive World Cups’ in a row was ended by the mighty Indians in 2011 World Cup. This loss ended an era of sheer domination of Kangaroos in the world cricket. The era which had seen them cruise over almost all the teams to claim the title for 4 times. During which Australia also maintained a winning streak for 34 consecutive World Cup matches, a record which would take real-time and effort to be bettered or even equaled.
Though Aussie are not the same dominators anymore yet one cannot simply count them off as they look to regain the title at home. A rejuvenated Australian team under the stewardship of Michael Clarke and mentor ship of Darren Lehman would leave no stone unturned in their quest to become champions of world again.
They have a versatile team filled with explosive batsman, wicket taking bowlers and a bunch which can switch jobs too .This versatility of the squad will provide them depth in both batting and bowling which will be absolutely pivotal in their 2015 World Cup campaign. This tournament is all set to test the real character of the team not only in terms of performing but also handling the pressure of home crowd. Besides a good all round team they will have the profound advantage of playing in their home conditions as Australia host the cricket world cup after 23 years. This also makes them a massive favorite to lift the illustrious trophy.
Openers: David Warner, Aaron Finch
Reserve: Philip Hughes, Shane Watson
After the departure of Hayden and Gilchrist, Australian team struggled in the opening department; they tried a number of combinations until they found this ballistic duo of David Warner and Aaron finch who in the last couple of years or so have become one of the most explosive opening pair in World Cricket. They both are more than capable of making runs at the speed of knots and generally get Australia off to a flyer. However, their prudency and technique will be tested if the pitches aren’t the placid one. Philip Hughes has done a decent job whenever he is being asked to fill Warner or Finch shoes so he in all probability will be the backup opener of the team at the same time they have the experienced Shane Watson to be called up if required.