These stats show how Australian bowling has declined

Sports Tak Staff
October 16, 2023

Australia have been subpar in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, with losses in their first two matches. 

A key aspect of their bowling has been hit, and the following stats prove why. 

Till the 2015 World Cup, only two opening batters were able to manage 100+ stands against AUS in the WC. 

They were Graham Gooch-Ian Botham (107) in 1992, and AB de Villiers-Graeme Smith (160) in 2007. 

This period saw them have bowlers like Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Mitchell Johnson among others. 

However, in the last two World Cups, the likes of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have conceded five 100+ stands against AUS in the WC. 

In 2019, it was Rohit Sharma-Shikhar Dhawan (127), Dimuth Karunaratne-Kusal Perera (115) and Jonny Bairstow-Jason Roy (124).

This time around, it has been Quinton de Kock-Temba Bavuma (108), and Pathum Nissanka-Kusal Perera (125).

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