Arrival of young blood: Australia’s march towards resurgence

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Arrival of young blood: Australia’s march towards resurgence

Energy, passion, stamina and longevity mark the characteristics of a cricketer. The player, who possesses these qualities, is always successful and the team, which contains a bunch of such sportsmen, can anticipate a very bright future for it.

Team Australia, with three young pacers named as Pat Cummins, Mitchell Star and James Pattinson  and two youthful batters like Shaun Marsh and David Warner in its camp, can now hope of regaining their lost pride, prestige and position in international cricket.
 This is because of the fact that the five guys have brought enough energy and spirit in the line-up which was overwhelmed by the aged guns.

A couple of months back, Don Argus, an Australian businessman, compiled a brief review report based on the Aussies’ records and stats of last two years. The report highlighted a number of loopholes and fault lines both inside the team and in the managerial

The Cricket Australia (CA) bosses, acting wisely, perpetrated an overhaul in the coaching, selection and supporting departments. The entire selection panel was changed. Coach, Tim Nielsen was forced to quit. Mickey Arthur was appointed as new coach. The
captain was given a great say in the selection procedure.

All these efforts are meant for building up a rock-solid team which may rapidly move up to the peak of world rankings both in Test and T20I formats of the game—the Aussies already possesses top ODI rank.

As both the captain and the Oz fans want the senior players to go, the selectors have brought in fresh blood from the domestic cricket in order to fill the big boots. In a haste move, Cummins, Pattinson and Starc have been granted baggy greens despite the
fact that they have played a few First-Class games so far.

Cummins is just 18-year-old right-arm fast bowler who made his Test debut a couple of weeks ago during South Africa series. He has just 4 First-Class matches to his credit. The guy stunned all by grabbing 7-wicket haul in the maiden Test. He is expected
to lead the teams’ pace attack in the future series and tournaments.

Both Pattinson and Starc are 21-year-old each. They made their Test debuts against New Zealand during the ongoing home series. At the very first day of their Test careers, the both picked some key scalps. Pattinson has played 9 First-Class games while Starc
has 17 matches to his records.

The threesome is packed with enthusiasm and aggression which the Kangaroos need at the moment to re-establish their domination on cricket world. This strategy is going to work well for the team.  For at least two ICC World Cup editions, the national selectors
do not need to bother about the bowling department. However, their batting vows will hover until they induct some hot blood in this department too. The arrival of David Warner and Shaun Marsh is a good sign but the team need some more young and energetic batters
in the top and middle orders.

Furthermore, the captain, in collaborations with the selectors, is working on a rotation policy for the players in a bid to keep their physical fitness and playing stamina intact in the long run. This policy will also be helpful for the team to a great extent.

On the basis of the above-mentioned fact and arguments, it will not be wrong to predict that the Oz side is just a few yards away from becoming the world leader again.


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