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Enjoyed losing the one dayer? Must have been hard to lose to a second rate cricket mob.

And with the WC just around the corner. However don't forget, despite our poor Test match performances, Australia is still No.1 in ODI's.

Don't forget the T20 too.

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And with the WC just around the corner. However don't forget, despite our poor Test match performances, Australia is still No.1 in ODI's.

Don't forget the T20 too.

As much as the win in the 50 over game and the top ranking going into the world cup is promising frankly it's the test results that are far more important IMO. And our team was simply not good enough.

It's a shame Shaun Tait doesn't have the fitness for the longer form of the game plus Brett Lee has retired from tests. Brad Hodge could also count himself unlucky that the selectors kept snubbing him till he had to retire.

Where Australia have a real problem is the focus on Johnson (who I have never really rated) as the fulcrum of the attack and of course the failure of Ponting and Clarke to get runs. You can't defend small totals in tests with a stuttering attack and you can't get on top batting if your bowlers keep leaking 400+ in innings after innings.

Here's hoping that Khawaja is the first of the new generation that will begin the ling road back. Now we just need a quality young quick and spinner to accompany Khawaja.

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Enjoyed losing the one dayer? Must have been hard to lose to a second rate cricket mob.

Nowhere near as hard as you clutching those straws you're clinging to.

And with the WC just around the corner. However don't forget, despite our poor Test match performances, Australia is still No.1 in ODI's.

Don't forget the T20 too.

Let's be realistic though. The gap between Australia and the rest going into this World Cup is nowhere near as big as it was four years ago. I would say that there are five or six sides who will go to the sub-continent believing they can win it. Australia are one. England are another.

Also, remember you're currently playing an England side missing three-quarters of its first-choice attack.

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