The Aussies also look in good form. Their previous matches have shown the capability they possess and why they are the team with the most number of championships with them — the win against Afghanistan by seven wickets and 15 run win against the red muscle army West Indies. After the departure of the top three batsmen, Steve Smith held the team with the help of Carey and Coulter-Nile. Steve shared a partnership of 68 with Carey and 102 with Coulter-Nile. David Warner is a destructive batsman, and Khwaja can surprise anyone anytime with his bat as the killing machine. However, Nathan’s almost maiden ODI hundred was left as it is but was sufficient to give West Indies a prime target to come over.
In bowling, the ball placing of Starc was commendable, and rest of them were good except Nathan Coulter-Nile. Starc was the leading wicket-taker with a five-wicket haul and Cummins, Zampa taking 2 and one respectively. Coulter-Nile was as bad with the ball as good he was with the bat. The fatigue might be the reason for such a low performance, but all above the bowling was good. Australia showed that even its tailender could perform in the worst of the time, in the example of Nathan. With likes of such bowling line-up which was a struggle for India in their home can also give a tight room for the 14th match of ICC Cricket World Cup.