Australia lost two out of two matches in the ODI World Cup 2023, the first game against India and the second against South Africa. Not to mention, the Aussies are currently having a nightmare in the ICC World Cup 2023 as the team has slipped to the bottom of the table. Yes, Australia is at number 10 at this point in time. Talking about the points table, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan are above Australia in the ICC World Cup 2023. Cricket fans are shocked by this happening as the five-time World Cup-winning team is struggling to find 2 points on the points table. Before the England vs Afghanistan match, Australia was at number 9 while Afghanistan was at number 10 but Afghanistan’s win over defending champions England forced Australia to become the lowest team in the points table. Shift to the next section and read more details.
Australia is currently having a challenging campaign. So far, Australia lost both matches played against India and South Africa. However, it is also a fact that India and South Africa are the two most in-form teams of the ODI World Cup they have been unbeaten so far. Talking about prior to the England vs Afghanistan match, Afghanistan was at the bottom of the points table but its historic win against England took them up to the sixth position, surpassing Australia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh in the rankings.
Now Australia is at the 10 position with 0 wins, the Netherlands at 9, SL is at 8, and Bangladesh is at 7 with 1 win. Currently, India is at the top of the table with 6 points from three matches it played against Australia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. In addition, India has the best net run rate in the points table. The second team in the table is New Zealand with 6 points. The team that has the best net run rate is South Africa which is at 3 with 4 points.
It seems that the era of Australia’s dominance in the World Cups has ended. Now it is a thing of the past. Team Australia’s recent struggles were not just due to losses, but also how they occurred. Indian spinners, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, and R Ashwin dismantled the Australian team in their opening match of the ICC World Cup 2023. The Aussies could only manage to score 199 runs. However, Australia had put India in a difficult situation when India was at 2-3, but their chances suffered due to poor fielding.