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    Australia could be ranked below Ireland

    Pakistan v Australia, 1st T20I, Dubai : Pakistan v Australia, 1st T20I, Dubai: George Bailey floored by heavy defeat | Cricket News | Pakistan v Australia | ESPN Cricinfo

    Australia's captain George Bailey has admitted his side stands no chance of winning the World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka if their performances mirror a shattering first-up loss to Pakistan in the series in Dubai.

    The seven-wicket hiding was Australia's heaviest in terms of balls to spare for the chasing team, after Bailey's men were shot out for a measly 89, their lowest total since England rolled Ricky Ponting's team for 79 in only their second T20I, at the Rose Bowl in 2005.

    What's more, the Australians can now slip to 10th in the ICC's T20 rankings before the global event begins. Should Pakistan sweep the series - a possibility given the lopsidedness of the opening match - then Bailey's team will line-up for their tournament opener ranked below their opponents Ireland.
    I think that puts rankings into perspective.

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    It does. Completely just. Australia are an awful T20 outfit.

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    Not really bothered by this, circus cricket after all
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    Hughes & Starc topped our T20 averages with bat and ball respectively this year yet neither is in the XI.

    Just sayin'.
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    Only fair.

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    that's shocking TBH. I knew Aus were crap in T20 cricket, but this is taking the piss. :/

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    It will sum up my feelings about this hit and giggle stuff very nicely if Aus now rock up and win the T20 WC - in fact part of me now hopes that they do

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    I don't know how to feel about this.

    I mean, it's absolutely hilarious. But then again, it's my team.

    Still hilarious.

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    I don't even care about T20 that much, but this is pretty horrendous.

    The worst thing is that on paper, the talent is all there; Warner, Watson, Mussey, Dussey, White plus our bowlers. I cannot fathom why we suck so much.

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    eh reckon t20 rankings are even more meaningless than any of the others. T20 is such an erratic game, plus teams change around so much. Any one of the top 10 teams could beat each other on different days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanJLegend View Post
    I don't even care about T20 that much, but this is pretty horrendous.

    The worst thing is that on paper, the talent is all there; Warner, Watson, Mussey, Dussey, White plus our bowlers. I cannot fathom why we suck so much.
    Warner, Watson and Mussey are "allegedly" 3 of the best T20 batsmen in the world so the team's performances really are pretty disgraceful

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    Will people remember any of this in 50 years like they remember the tied test now?

    20/20 is bull****. I watch it cos it's cricket, but it's really hollow. Completely unmemorable and lacking any substance.

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    Nobody gives a ****.

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    Play Starc and Hogg in the next match.

    But Doherty...
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    A serious question here for the Aussie fans.. If Twatto is the VC for the longer formats to Clarke, why is he not leading the T20 outfit?
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