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Australia has the X factor to win ICC World Cup 2015

If you are a cricket fan there is no other team which is playing better than Australia at the moment. Australia has the X factor. At the top of the batting are two exciting players. Aaron Finch the burly opener is the muscle at the top. He can take any of the world team’s bowling attack to the sword single handedly. Added to that is the pocket dynamo David Warner the nightmare of bowlers. If the opposition does get both of the openers out early they are doomed. In spite of being an attacking pair they have a great record together. Both are in reasonably good form. Add to that the left right combination that can be troublesome for bowlers to adjust their line.

The team to watch out for

The fearsome Australians in ICC world Cup 2015

Even if you get the openers early, the opposition has to contend with Shane Watson. With a great One Day record Watson is one of the most destructive at number 3. Popularly known as “Watto” by team mates he can be handful with bowling too. Next in the batting order is the new sensation Steve Smith. God gifted nimble footwork and stroke play make him the most stable player in the lineup. Smith has been in top form since being anointed the Test Captain. Responsible and one who has the character to bat till 50th over can be headache for the opposition.

Coming at number 5 in the lineup is the little Blaster Glen Maxwell. Fearless stroke play is his strength. He can be really unorthodox and can add punch to the innings. Do not forget George Bailey the gentle destructor. He has an amazing one day record and can switch gears at will.

At 7 is Brad Haddin who holds his place well in a lineup full of stroke players. Then comes the bowling attack. Mitchell Johnson adds fire power. Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Josh Hazelwood complete the pace battery. Then there is the phenomenal finisher James Faulkner who is both a good bowler and batsman.

If Michael Clarke becomes fit then he will add more experience to the lineup. Mitchell Marsh is the backup all rounder.

All of the players are an excellent fielder which adds to the woes of the opposition. With such heavy batting, strong bowling and superb all rounders I do not see any team overtaking them in this world cup. Go Australia Go!!!!!

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Why I can wait for theWorld Cup

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The World Cup is apparently only 135 days away, and I for one can wait. Despite being on the back of successive test victories, Australia still do not look like a team bedded in. Despite most positions already being picked, the upcoming domestic season is crucial if Australia are going to field a stable team into the World Cup.

With a few positions up for grabs there are some important games ahead to make for an exciting summer. Peter Siddle has had a strong return to form in the English summer, and will be asking questions of the selectors. NSW captain Moises Henriques will be looking for a solid start to showcase his claims. But, to be honest, what I´m most hoping for is for the young talent to come through and shout for attention. With the likes of Steven Smith now looking mainstream, we need to see fresh new talent that succeeds, over the last few years there have been some amazing starts by players like Ashton Agar, that have not been able to be turned into consistent play. Australia has for the last few years struggled to turn over new players, let’s hope this season can see better.