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AUSTRALIA PERFORMANCE IN ASHES 2010 SUBMITTED AND PRESENTED BY: DUSHYANT KANGO TO PROF ANISH PATEL
y y Australia is being dominating the world cricket for last 13 years. If a series is drawn then the country already holding the Ashes retains them. two innings per match. Cricket being a summer sport. and the venues being in opposite hemispheres. It is the most celebrated rivalry in international cricket and dates back to 1882. alternately in the United Kingdom and Australia. It is currently played biennially. A series of "The Ashes" comprises five Test matches.INTRODUCTION y The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. under the regular rules for Test match cricket. Australia has won 4 world cup and has remained number 1 test team since 1999 to 2008.Australia has won ashes 32 times and was current champion before coming into the ashes. the break between series alternates between 18 and 30 months. .
Rivalry between the two . England won their first world tournament in year 2010 only when they were crowned as the WORLD T 20 champions. so was ricky ponting the Australian skipper. After 10 years they lost their number one test team position and in addition to this also lost series played with INDIA 2 -0. England is having all y y This ashes meant a lot for both the teams. their players in form and are performing consisitently..Ricky ponting were not 100 percent fit for the game.SITUATION ANALYSIS y Australia who is the current world champion and the current ashes champion is going through some tough time. Andrew strauss the new captain of England was confident that they are goin to win the series by 5-0.both the captains were aggressive in their respective press releases claiming to win the ASHES by a margin. teams is very high..Australia which is in transition period and many of the key players had retired from the international cricket also the injuries also increased the problem as many of their key players like Brett lee . y y On the other hand England is having good run.
much like they did in all matches.Fail y Australia lost this series match when they wilted under the swing and seam of the England attack on the first morning. . techniques that didn't seem up to the rigours of Test cricket. Steve and Mark Waugh both raised questions during this Series about the techniques of the Aussie batsman.IDENTIFICAION OF PROBLEMS:- y Batting . That bad performance of batsman on the opening day were caught behind proves the Aussies didn't know which balls to play at and which ones to leave.
Ben Hilfenhaus has taken just four wickets in three Tests this summer. but he doesn't seem ready to be Australia's No.1 spinner just yet.y Bowling . but the rest of the pace attack looked unthreatening and couldn't get the swing and seam that England's attack seemed to do with both the old and new ball. Peter Siddle was superb in Melbourne. while Mitchell Johnson's effort was a far cry from his brilliant performance at the WACA Ground. Steve Smith looked threatening when given the chance. .Fail y It seems the Perth Test was an aberration.
Like in Brisbane and Adelaide. Consequently. Peter Siddle's two outfield catches on day two were fantastic. . saying the cordon was too deep and too close together to be effective. On the plus side. several genuine edges fell well short and didn't reward the hard work of the bowlers. Mark Taylor and Shane Warne agreed. the Aussie fielders lacked intensity and failed to create the half chances they needed to take to get back into the match.y Fielding .Fail y Kerry O'Keefe jokingly described Australia's slips cordon in ASHES as "the sardines that John West rejects".
Siddle aside.y Selection . . and the lack of a spinner left Ricky Ponting with no variety. Phil Hughes showed some promising signs in the second innings. Australia's four quicks. were as ineffective as they were in Brisbane and Adelaide. but his homemade technique continues to look shaky at times. But Siddle may have been the bowler to miss out if a spinner were picked for the MCG so at least Andrew Hilditch and co.Fail y What worked in the west failed miserably in Ashes. got something right.
Fail y The poor batting and bowling of Australiain ASHES (except Siddle) is not the fault of Ricky Ponting. Australia were outbatted. but he can't be given a pass mark when his side lost the series. y Overall . but a lack of appropriate replacements might save his bacon for now. but that was about it. outbowled and outplayed by an England side that seems to thrive on the big occasion.Fail y It's hard to find many positives from the Melbourne massacre. .y Leadership . Ponting's future as Test captain is uncertain at best. Peter Siddle was brilliant. and Shane Watson and Brad Haddin showed some promising signs.
Gilchrist and Shane warne. y 4)The Australian batsman seems to be very uncomfortable against spinners. y 2)The team needs to be motivated and should go under rigorous training under the players like Hayden. y 3)Their bowlong which used to be their strength seems to be now their weakness.Development Of Alternatives:- y 1)The captain need to be changed as ricky ponting is not able to motivate the team and his performance is also not good.A coach should be appointed on temporary basis from asian continent which are master in both spin bowling and facing the spin attack. .Bowling coach needs to be changed..
y Australia played all at hometown and getting advantage of that crowd support. y Team effort show positive side to performing up to their level of best.STRENGTH y The key player for Australia at Ashes Michael Hussey as batsman y y y y y y In the 1st innings of the 1st Test. Michael Hussey 63. Most runs Michael Hussey570 Highest innings Michael Hussey 195 Highest batting avg.33 Most centuries Michael Hussey 2 get history record of that Sydney ground. y Shane Watson is the best opening batsman for Australia . Peter Siddle took a hat-trick to and Mitchell Johnson as a bowler.
World class team is in looking in deep trouble in the Ashes. Team is not get in performing at their level and only the few players at constantly performing but they couldn¶t make to win the matches for Australia.WEAKNESS y The Australian captain Ricky ponting not making the y y y y y perfect decision at several stage and loose the 3 test matches. Mantel pressure of team members rises at the last couple of games and couldn¶t make find to win the games. . Over confidence of team get they too dumped in matches. Fielding of team Australia not up to mark and they got opportunity for several catches and run out but they couldn¶t make it.
. The England team is not balanced and only 4-5 key player before the series but Australia couldn¶t make it to convert in to wining the game.OPPORTUNITY y Decision of the Australian captain at the time of toss is y y y y not make perfect decision in 3 matches to get the loose the game. The Michael Clarke is the key player for Australia is not making performed up their level and not making the wining opportunity for Australia. Australia played at home country and not makes Australians to make happy with their cricket. Rain due to stop in 3 matches to loose the opportunity for Australia to win the matches.
THREATS y The player of England Alastair Cook is in the form in whole y y y y y y series. Home country pressure makes Australia in deep trouble with England. Australian coach is also not happy with the team performance and their public statement opposite of the Australian captain decision in matches creates controversies. Opening partnership of is the biggest threat for Australia in all the matches. The bowler is not performed at their best in all matches. The decision of the captain England Andrew Strauss is best and fine to make Australia team to loose the matches. .
. y Special coach should be apppinted for the bowlers.Implementation plan y The performance should be reviewed «videos clips should be seen and the technique of the batsman needs to be checked.to bring that accuracy back in their attack.