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'Picked an aggressive aspect but performed so defensively, that's very un-Australian' – Michael Clarke on Australia's 2022 T20 World Cup efficiency


Michael Clarke. (Picture: Twitter)

After triumphing on the grandest stage final yr, Australia had been deemed favourites to defend the title within the T20 World Cup 2022. Nevertheless, they acquired an enormous setback of their opening fixture itself, as they misplaced by 89 runs towards New Zealand and failed to assemble themselves.

2015 Australia World Cup successful captain, Michael Clarke was stunned with the squad’s defensive method regardless of having an aggressive aspect in residence circumstances. The previous skipper expressed his displeasure on the aspect’s dismal outings.

“I feel Australians normally, on the largest stage beneath essentially the most quantity of stress, all the time put in on the road and have a crack. We’re not scared to lose. But we picked an aggressive 11 on this World Cup squad but performed so defensively. Very un-Australian,” stated a pissed off Clarke on the radio present ‘Large Sports activities Breakfast’.

They missed a trick towards Eire and Afghanistan: Michael Clarke

As the online run price performed a vital position at one stage within the Tremendous 12, Australia had been to win the Afghanistan fixture with an enormous distinction. Nevertheless, the aspect struggled and appeared sluggish of their title defence towards the Mohammad Nabi-led aspect. Clarke additional slammed the batch of 2022 as he believed the aspect missed a ‘trick’.

“The irritating factor for me is – I feel they missed a trick towards Eire after which towards Afghanistan, I don’t know what I used to be watching. They needed to stroll on the market towards Afghanistan and say, ‘we’re going to make 200 and bowl you out for 100’ however they simply didn’t have that aggressiveness, they didn’t have that fireside within the stomach, even within the subject they appeared a bit sluggish within the subject,” stated Clarke.

With Aaron Finch and Co. having to make an exit from the showpiece occasion, there was a lot hypothesis surrounding the captaincy as many are usually not significantly pleased with the squad beneath Finch. It stays to be seen what transpires within the Australian camp and the selections they take transferring ahead.




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