Australian co-trainer Brad Haddin believes the team has not yet found the best combination at the ICC Men’s 2019 Cricket World Cup despite being at the top of the scoreboard.
Australia have won four of their five games in the tournament so far, their only defeat to India at The Oval. While skipper Aaron Finch and David Warner have made consistently good starts, Mitchell Starc, their Strike Bowler, was in top form with 13 wickets.
The injury to Marcus Stoinis, who suffered from a side load in the game against India, however, has had some impact on the team balance, especially in bowling. settled unit.
“At the moment, we’re still trying to find the best XI,” said Haddin. “Marcus has got everything right with his injury and his importance as an all-rounder, we’re still trying to figure out what works best for us, later in the tournament we’ll understand how the conditions are much better and what’s our best XI.”
One of the side effects of Australia, which did not find out their combination, is that Usman Khawaja, who came to the tournament on the back of a mountain of runs, could not repeat this form and crossed 20 in five innings only once. Australia mixed him around the batting order to maintain a left-right combination. Haddin, however, insisted that the team was satisfied with the role of the left-hander.
“He agreed – he’s a classmate, we’re pretty happy with where he is – he just has to get over the situation, and No. 3 is not uncommon for him, he spent most of his career at No. 3 played in State Cricket and Test Cricket.
“He used to be able to go out and set the pace of the innings, and now the innings is the one to play the part in. He’s had a few cameos, we’re pretty happy with where he is, he just has to beat.” (according to) the situation. “
As for stoinis, on Monday, June 17, the all-rounder had a bowl on the Trent Bridge nets. It’s still not clear when he’ll be back, and Mitchell Marsh has been drafted for cover, but Wicket Keepers racketeer Alex Carey is optimistic that Stoinis will soon make a comeback.
“He had a light bowl today and he’ll walk around better tomorrow in the main session,” Carey said. “Mitch Marsh is here too, ready to go, and in really good shape, hopefully Marcus gets up, it’s such an important role, and he has done such a great job for Australia over the past 12 to 18 months.”