Australian cricketers to watch in ICC World CUP 2011


Australia’s record in World Cup cricket is fantastic. Recently the team is not in good touch still one can not discard Australia in ICC World Cup 2011 so easily. At any time they can bounce back. Here is the list of key players of Australian side with brief records in limited over matches.

Ricky Ponting



Like Sachin Tendular, Ricky is also appearing for his last ICC World Cup tournament this time. Presently he is out of form still the great batsman can come back any time.

Status: Caption of the team and right handed batsman
Age: 36 years
One day international matches played: 352
Runs scored: 13082
Average: 42.75
Century: 29
Half Century: 79
Highest scored: 164
Catches taken: 152

Michael Clarke



Australian team depends on his batting capability in this ICC World Cup 2011. A consistent player with good average in one day international matches.

Status: Vice caption, right handed batsman and spin bowler.
Age: 29 years
One day international matches played: 187
Runs scored: 5846
Batting average: 43.30
Century: 5
Half Century: 44
Highest scored: 130
Catches taken: 72
Wickets taken: 52
Bowling average: 36.30
Five wickets in an innings: 1 time
Four wickets in an innings: 1 time
Best Bowling: 5 for 35 runs


Shane Watson



Shane is a true all rounder in Australian team in this ICC World Cup 2011. His batting and bowling performances in one day international matches are encouraging for Australian team.

Status: Right hand batsman and medium fast bowler.
Age: 29 years
One day international matches played: 122
Runs scored: 3302
Batting average: 40.76
Highest scored: 161 not out
Wickets taken: 126
Bowling average: 27.99
Four wickets in an innings: 3 times
Best Bowling: 4 for 36 runs
Catches taken: 38

Michael Johnson



Michael is mainly a bowler who can bat also when needed. Michael can be a dangerous bowler to play in this ICC World Cup 2011.

Status: Left arm fast bowler and left hand batsman.
Age: 29 years
One day international matches played: 87
Wickets taken: 131
Bowling average: 26.73
Five wickets in an innings: 2 times
Four wickets in an innings: 4 times
Best Bowling: 5 for 26 runs
Runs scored: 516
Batting average: 16.12
Highest scored: 373 not out
Catches taken: 22


Brett Lee



Brett Lee is another great player of this spot for whom this is the last ICC World Cup in his career. Brett is one of the true fast bowlers in the world today and one of the best bowlers in ICC World Cup so far.

Status: Right arm fast bowler
Age: 34 years
One day international matches played: 191
Wickets taken: 334
Bowling average: 22.91
Five wickets in an innings: 9 times
Four wickets in an innings: 11 times
Best Bowling: 5 for 22 runs
Catches taken: 46


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