AUSTRALIAN cricket legend Steve Waugh has made a shocking admission about who he needs he may captain forward of subsequent yr’s World Cup in England.
After 4 consecutive bilateral ODI collection losses, the previous Australian captain mentioned he wouldn’t return to guide his previous facet.
Instead, he would favor to take the reigns of its sworn enemy, England, who Waugh says has “everything in its favour” main into the event.
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“If you asked me which [team] I’d like to be captaining right now, I’d like to be captaining the England one-day side,” Waugh advised cricket.com.au.
“Because they’re playing a great brand of cricket, they’re a very together side, I can’t see the make-up of the team changing much and they’re playing [the World Cup] at home.”
England stays the world’s greatest one-day facet and not too long ago dismantled a depleted Australia in a five-match collection on house soil.
The hosts claimed a collection whitewash, cementing their lofty standing in one-day cricket and consigning Australia to lowly sixth on the planet rankings.
Australia had been with out injured star tempo bowlers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, and suspended batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner.
But Waugh mentioned that even with their return, Australia might wrestle to return to profitable methods and won’t be “one of the favourites” on the World Cup.
“Even if it’s not your best side, there’s still seven or eight players there who are going to be in your best team and they’ve lost a lot of cricket … that’s going to take a while to turn around,” he advised the publication.
The 53-year-old – who gained the World Cup in England in 1999 – added that kind, and the appropriate “combination that clicks”, must be present in a brief house of time for Australia to have an opportunity.
Australia have misplaced 16 of their previous 18 ODIs, whereas England have misplaced simply 4 of its previous 21.