After getting thrashed in the third one day international match, Australian skipper is very much furious with the kind of performance that his team has portrayed in the recent few matches.
Terrible form has been the topic of concern for the visitors in the past 12 months and their five-wicket defeat to India yesterday in Indore was the 11th loss in past 13 one-day internationals that they have played away from home.
On the other hand the couple of matches that they didn’t lose were rain-affected and had no results. Previously, Australia have been thrashed 5-0 by South Africa, lost to New Zealand and in this series as well now have already conceded the series to India.
Times are tough for the Australia and skipper Steve Smith and he is seen very much demoralised after the defeat in the their one day match d the tournament and said that the result of the third one day would have been different.
“I probably thought our first probably 38 overs with the bat was very good,” Smith said. “That was kind of the template we were trying to set. Two guys in the top four going on – one guy to get a hundred obviously, and the others bat around. We just weren’t able to execute it in the back end. I think that was probably… we got 69 off last 74 balls lost 5 wickets. If we got to 330-340, which we probably should have done, things certainly could have been different.”
“It’s been a bit of a trend for this format and the Test format as well. We’re quite often getting ourselves into good positions and we’re not taking advantage of those and today was no different. We continually address it and it’s just hard to put the finger on exactly what it is we’re doing or not doing to get the results we’re after. It’s a different format but I’d certainly like to start winning some games of cricket in every format, to be honest. Our results haven’t been good enough and we need to turn them around,” he added.