Australia is a strong team in the world of cricket. Some of the world’s strongest players come from Australia. The Australian cricket team strongly believes in strengthening and protecting the spirit of Cricket.
Australia’s cricket team has belief in the concept that cricket as a sport can only have appeal to fans and participants when the values of the game are firmly established at both the local and the international levels.
This includes telling each player about the codes and policies that enforce these values and helping to promote the positive aspects of cricket.
The Australian Cricket Team has played a lot of cricket over the past few months and been successful as well. Every match the team plays now and every win that comes along can only help the team in their World Cup preparations. Listed below are some of the Australian Cricket Team's recent performances.
Twenty20 World Cup 2007
|High on confidence Twenty20 World Champion- India, take on Australia in a seven match one day series on their home turf beginning on September 29. The Indian cricket team has just returned home with a World Cup win exactly 24 years after its first ever World Cup win in 1983. Dhoni's young side achieved something, which not even the most die-hard supporter of Indian cricket expected from the in-experienced side the newly appointed captain was leading. However, the scene this time would be a bit different with the change in format from 20-20 to 50-50. The 'berserk hitting' game would be replaced by a more planned out and strategic 50 over matches. Both teams would be ready and eager to face each other. On top of it, Australia would be waiting to avenge their Twenty20 semi-final defeat at the hands of India which knocked them out of the tournament. The Indians on the other hand would like to maintain the winning momentum and the newly found aggression to achieve new heights in world cricket.
Tour of Bangladesh (2006)
Australia toured Bangladesh in April 2006 and overwhelmed the hosts with a whitewash in both the Tests and ODIs. While Australia won the Test series 2-0, they won the ODIs series 3-0. Brad Hogg was declared Man of the Series for the Tests.
Tour of South Africa (2006)
In the Travelex Tour of South Africa in February-March 2006, Australia played five ODIs and three Tests against host South Africa. While the ODI tournament finished 3-2 in favor of the South Africans, Australia had a comprehensive 3-0 victory in the Test series. It was in this tour that the historical one day match was played where Australia, batting first made 434, only to be defeated by South Africa who successfully chased the target with one ball to spare.
The only recent performance that the Australian team would perhaps not like to remember is the 2005 Ashes series against England. It was for the first time in 18 years that Australia lost the Ashes series. After getting off to a good start with a win in the first Test, few expected Australia to lose the series. However some awesome performances from England and mediocre ones from Australia ensured the Ashes Urn returned to England for the first time after 1987. Australia did not have a very memorable tour either. They were not their usual best in the ODIs either and were even beaten by Bangladesh in a match in the Natwest series, just prior to the Ashes.
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