Fell asleep through parts of the match, but saw enough.
As I am only seeing the finals free to air I am unable to comment on how players performed
earlier & can only judge on what I see now.
The positive on playing India, is it showed where we are really at & it wasn't good.
Lets get Maxwell out of the road first;
Ironically was one of the most conservative bowlers behind Cummins, but only bowled 7 overs.
Batting wise, under pressure to score & threw it away with poor shot selection, after getting a start.
I still have concerns re Maxwell but after this debacle, have decided to keep him in my team as there
are others that need replacing from a limited squad of batsmen.
So from the top:-
Finch was doing exactly what an ODI opener should, blunt the attack for 10 overs,
whilst putting runs on the board.
Warner was extremely disappointing & was 100% to blame for Finch's run out.
He seemed to go in a shell after this and was one of the main reasons we did not
get the start we needed.
Smith I was OK with as I looked on him to be the glue to hold the batting together,
and he was still scoring a run a ball.
Khawaja, I don't know why he is in a ODI side - he is a test player & now Smith is back
needs replacing by a batsman that can score quickly when required -
he tried to force the pace, not his natural game and went out.
Stoinis, expected more - disappointing.
Carey, a wonderful display of how to bat against India.
Coulter Nile, expected more - disappointing.
The rest just fell by the wayside under the pressure.
India's spinners just kept slowing us down all the way through Australia's Innings.
Aussie bowling other than Cummins was well below par for a match like this.
Just bowled wrong line & length - Starc being one of the worst.
Australia has a bad habit of not changing a winning side, this can & did lead
to the debacle we saw. They need drastic changes if they are even to make the finals.
Whilst I don't like Maxwell, he can be used a lot better & with Warner not firing, move
him to open with Finch - Smith at 3 - Warner at 4 - Marsh at 5 -
Carey at 6 - Stoinis at 7 - Cummins at 8 - Richardson at 9 -
Zampa at 10 & Lyon at 11.
I have no doubt I will be shot down in flames, but go for it