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Australia's World T20 player ratings

No spin: Australia still doesn't treat T20 matches with the same seriousness as it does Test matches.

No spin: Australia still doesn't treat T20 matches with the same seriousness as it does Test matches. Photo: Getty Images


David Warner - Took until the Bangladesh match to get going, but quickfire 48 set the platform for win.

Aaron Finch - Started and finished strongly with half centuries against Pakistan and Bangladesh, but little in between.

Shane Watson - Horror tournament with the bat, scoring just seven runs but took three wickets.

Glenn Maxwell - Australia's best. Top-scored in first three games. If he'd had any support, they'd likely be in the semi-finals.

George Bailey - A low-scoring tour for the skipper, who admitted the loss to India was the worst of his captaincy.

Brad Hodge - Hardly made the most of his international swansong, with only one meaningful knock of 35 in the loss to the West Indies.

Cameron White - His unbeaten 18 got Australia home against Bangladesh, but a duck against India was less impressive.

Brad Haddin - A horrible series with gloves and bat for a player in desperate need of a rest.

Mitchell Starc - Will be remembered for his costly and match-turning over at the death against the Windies, but finished as Australia's leading wicket-taker with five.

Nathan Coulter-Nile - Australia's best performed quick, took two wickets against Bangladesh and Pakistan - but was mysteriously omitted from the other fixtures.

Doug Bollinger - A late callup for the injured Mitchell Johnson, Bollinger took a wicket in each game, but his fielding was awful.

James Muirhead - Australia's next spin hope was used sparingly, but claimed the big scalps of Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli. A bright future, but a quiet tournament.

James Faulkner, Dan Christian, Brad Hogg - Tough to judge each on one performance.


7 comments so far

  • Seems to be you have been over generous. Abject failure across the board. "can't bat, can't bowl, can't field" as the famous cameraman once said. When will Australia learn to play in the subcontinent????

    Date and time
    April 02, 2014, 10:32AM
    • After Shane Warne, selectors and coaches really do not have any confidence in spinners. They grudgingly include them in squads as it is customary for a international cricket team to have them but then when the going gets tough, they turn to their pace attack to rescue them. Spinners can be front line bowlers too if given a chance.

      Date and time
      April 03, 2014, 12:08PM
      • 'Took until the Bangladesh match to get going, but quickfire 48 set the platform for win.'

        What the?- one innings does not make a series - on the one hand who say Brad Hodge failed to make the most of his swansong with 35 ....I mean give me a break Warner was ordinary most of tournamnet and especially after the neverending hype this paper gives him...He failed against high quality spin on the sub-continent just as he failed in their conditions in the test series where Australia lost 4-0 Warner was ordinary then and was ordinary here in the T20- So it;s official is it SMH ? we now have a new protected sportsman in the media David Warner - give me break SMH - grow some balls and tell it like it is - go check his average out for the tournament...its rubbish for an opening batsman

        Date and time
        April 03, 2014, 1:13PM
        • Warner - did nothing when it mattered
          Finch - batting partners deserted him during his superb innings against Pakistan
          Watson - ..........................
          Maxwell - rode his luck and was by far the most effective of the Australian players
          Bailey - did nothing with the bat and his captaincy was awful
          Haddin - was consistently below par (agree he needs a rest)
          Pace bowlers - looked ordinary
          Hogg - they had the sense to drop him after his embarassing efforts in the first game
          Muirhead - under-utilised by Bailey

          Date and time
          April 03, 2014, 3:26PM
          • George Bailey had an absolute shocker with both the bat and as captain in the T20 tournament. What on earth was he thinking with giving Starc the ball in the 2nd last over against the West Indies?

            Too many of Australia's batsmen were not guilty of robbery unders arms, but of robbery while shouldering arms.

            Dave Salter
            Date and time
            April 03, 2014, 3:35PM
            • Yep. Take away Johnson and you can see the cracks in the Australian side. They should have persevered with Muirhead as he is the future just like Warnie was.

              Date and time
              April 03, 2014, 5:54PM
              • Gerry, they scored 170+ in 2/4 games, 158 /3 in 17 overs in another, and lost two by the skin of their teeth. It's T20 dude. They could easily have won 3 games. How many other teams posted three scores of over 8 rus an over? So clearly we can dismiss the "can't bat" part.

                Date and time
                April 03, 2014, 6:41PM

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