Australia eliminated from the T20 World Cup 2022

Nov 12, 2022

Spread the love

This content has been archived. It may no longer be relevant

MELBOURNE, Australia – After Australia’s elimination from the T20 World Cup, Hayden says the team has to reflect. The former starter predicted that some difficult decisions will need to be made.

Following the team’s early withdrawal from the T20 tournament on home soil, Matthew Hayden has challenged Australia’s selectors to be harsh as they prepare for future World Cups.

The 2024 T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the United States is anticipated to see a considerable player turnover, although there is still the ODI World Cup in India in October of this year.

In order to prepare for that event, the selectors have named a full-strength side to play England later this month, giving Travis Head the chance to solidify his status as Aaron Finch’s replacement at the top of the order.

The team that won the 2021 T20 World Cup in the UAE only saw one change, with Mitchell Swepson being replaced by Tim David. Josh Inglis, however, was later replaced by Cameron Green due to an injury. While Matthew Wade is unlikely to appear in the 2024 edition, Finch has stated he won’t make a decision regarding his future right away.

In addition, there may be a restructure of the bowling attack away from the all-format quicks, which will raise questions about Steven Smith’s status.

In his remarks on behalf of Pakistan’s team, Hayden compared the situation to his playing days, when the selectors made risky decisions to reassemble teams in preparation for future World Cups.

Hayden remarked, “There needs to be some freshness. The Australian squad has some thinking to do. “Full credit and respect must be given to the players that participated in this event; [they] unquestionably deserve to be there. I believe one of the greatest assets of Australian cricket has been its capacity to be able to recognize when to shift that gear into a different playing lineup.

“Preparing for the next World Cup has always been fairly harsh, and they tend to come around more frequently, kind of like Mark Waugh giving away to someone like myself after World Cup campaigns.

The tournaments are approaching quite quickly, as evidenced by the fact that we were discussing the T20 champions—Australia—just a year ago. However, preparation for World Cups is undoubtedly necessary from the perspective of Australian cricket. These are the top events. Sadly, Australia simply didn’t get it right for these events, which everyone around the world plans for.

Hayden referred to the decision to bench Mitchell Starc for the match against Afghanistan as “very significant,” and national selector George Bailey made an effort to further justify the action by claiming that it was made because Cameron Green, who had taken the place of the injured Finch, provided Australia another middle-overs option and they wanted to improve the death bowling.

Expectations are very high every time an Australian team competes in a significant series or event, according to Bailey. We’re unhappy that we won’t be competing in the semifinals going forward. With regard to Starcy, “It was a tactical move, it was a match-up decision. People can make of that what they want. And they are.”

The 89-run loss to New Zealand in Australia’s tournament opener at the SCG, though, had left the team with too much catching up to accomplish, according to Bailey. The batters might have made a better decision to reduce the margin of defeat when winning seemed unlikely, according to assistant coach Daniel Vettori, who made this argument later.

Bailey stated that the fact that they fell so far behind the net run rate indicated several factors were likely beyond their control. “After that, you give players chances in every game to attempt to recover part of that net run rate, but you also have to give other teams credit,” said the coach.

The reason why the first game was so thoroughly defeated was because of what went wrong. You’re likely having a different conversation if you believe that the batting order should be able to reach 140 to 150.

MCW Sports Subscribe
ICC World Cup to kickstart soon! Subscribe to MCW for early exclusive giveaway now!
Atlético de Madrid announces Mega Casino World (MCW) as Official Regional Partner
Mega Casino World announces Anrich Nortje as the newest Brand Ambassador
Pretoria Capitals announce Mega Casino World as Principal Partner for Season Two of SA20
Mega Casino World announces Anrich Nortje as the newest Brand Ambassador
MCW Sports Joins Gladiators’ Family as Platinum Sponsor for PSL8
MCW Sports - Ambassador
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Subscribe to our Newsletter