Continuing our tournament reviews, here is an assessment of how Australia did.
Their 34-game unbeaten run in World Cups was ended by
Brett Lee, 34 but as ebullient as ever, claimed 11 wickets, including 4/28 against
Cameron White has a reputation for late-order destructiveness, so a tournament average of 17 proved a major hindrance for his side.
They now have a new captain in Michael Clarke; don’t expect their rut to go on too long. Never seem short of batsmen, but their one-day bowling will suffer after Shaun Tait’s decision to only play Twenty20, especially with Lee ageing. Need a spinner from somewhere.