Australia seemed to get their mojo back at ICC World Cup 2019. The five-times champions revolution showed they are capable to win the sixth World Cup. They were damn good at group stages and got the ticket for the semi-final at first. Just when it seemed their sixth World Cup title much more realistic, their dream just shattered by unmerciful England.

Australia ICC CWC Report 2019


Kangaroos just tasted their first loss at the semi-final after eight successive World Cup, which totally killed their sixth World Cup dream. But, if we look closely, we can see it wasn’t a bad result at all. Australia slipped into the sixth place before the World Cup at MRF Tyres ICC ODI Men’s ranking. They even failed to win six bilateral series at a stretch.

Moreover, two of their first-team players David Warner and Steve Smith got banned due to ball-tampering incident. All in all, they were facing very hard times on-field and off-field. Those incidents seemed to be failing to make an influence at their World Cup journey as they won seven of their eight group stage matches.

Justin Langer, head coach of the Kangaroos admitted that his team wasn’t operating at its optimum prospective.

Plus Point

The form of their star players was absolutely sensational. David Warner replied all the controversy in style and posted 647 runs in the tournament, finished second at the highest scorer position. Only Indian opener Rohit Sharma is ahead of him by 1 run tally.

Aussie skipper Aaron Finch was also marvelous. Usman Khawja showed he is always capable to carry his team in hard times before he knocked out due to injury. Mitchell Starc showed the glimpse of former great Glenn McGrath and he becomes the highest wicket-taker of the tournament. Pat Cummins was also very good and partnered well with Mitchell Starc.

Improvement Sections

While their opening pair was simply world-class, the middle order and tailenders weren’t.  The overreliant on Smith-Finch-Warner gets exposed when the trio ultimately failed to make an impact vs England. It was inevitable. After the injury of Usman Khawaja, there wasn’t a proper replacement for him. Australia expected more from Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell but they failed to meet the expectations.

Over-relying on Smith-Finch-Warner trio leads Kangaroos downfall
Over-relying on Smith-Finch-Warner trio leads Kangaroos downfall

Australia’s has a very good pace attacks thanks to Starc and Cummins. But, the problem is that they can’t use any “Plan B’‘ as their spinners are totally unbalanced. There is no heir of former great ”Shane Warne“.

Rising Star

Before the tournament, he just played at 19 ODI matches and many people doubted him in the back of the wicket. Alex Carey proved the doubters wrong with his majestic batting performance and wicket-keeping capability.

It was his debut World Cup, but he didn’t seem in hassle. He was confident and made a good impact on middle-order. Alex was also good at behind the stamp. He just fell short of Gilchrist’s all-time tally (21) and made remarkable dismissals(20) in ten matches.

Alex Carey performed well despite his lacks of experience
Alex Carey performed well despite his lacks of experience
Batting Report of Alex Carey
Match Name I R BF S/R 4s 6s No
AFG Vs AUS 4th Match
1 0 0 0  0 0 0
AUS Vs WI 10th Match 1 45 55 81.82  7 0 0
IND Vs AUS 14th Match
1 55 35 157.14  5  1  1
AUS Vs PAK 17th Match
1 20 21 95.24  2  0  0
SL Vs AUS 20th Match 1  4  3 133.33  0  0  0
AUS Vs BAN 26th Match
1 11  8 137.5  1  0  1
ENG Vs AUS 32nd Match
1 38 28 135.71  5  0  1
NZ Vs AUS 37th Match 1 71 72 98.61 11  0  0
AUS Vs SA 45th Match 1 85 69 123.19 11  1  0
ENG Vs AUS 2nd Semi-Final 1 46 70 65.71  4  0  0

Note: I: Innings, R: Runs, BF: Balls Faced, S/R: Strike Rate, 4’s: No. of 4’s, 6’s: No. of 6’s, No: Not Outs


Date Opponent Result
01 June Afghanistan Australia won by seven wickets
06 June West Indies Australia won by 15 runs
09 June India India won by 36 runs
12 June Pakistan Australia won by 41 runs
15 June Sri Lanka Australia won by 87 runs
20 June Bangladesh Australia won by 48 runs
25 June England Australia won by 64 runs
29 June New Zealand Australia won by 86 runs
06 July South Africa South Africa won by 10 runs
11 July England England won by 8 wickets


The pure domination over the cricket world is over for Australia. They’re still in the rebuilding process. They need to fix their problems quickly if they want to dominate again. If we consider the professionalism and pragmatism of Australian Cricket, we should believe they can do it faster than anyone expects.