Cricket: Has Australia Lost It's Aura?

Muriel D'saContributor IJuly 30, 2009

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 28:  Matthew Hayden of Australia confronts Simon Jones of Engalnd after his throw strikes him during the NatWest Series One Day International between England and Australia played at Edgbaston on June 28, 2005 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Australia do not have the same aura,  according to England captain Andrew Strauss feels that Aussies do not have the same fire in them as before, the once unbeatable Australia  are running in dark waters with their current situation. Adding to the fuel Strauss further harped over his victory of going into the third test. The whole conversation was put to a stand still, when his views brought in criticism against the Aussies.

"I don't think this Australiaside has an aura about them, Thee aura came from guys like (Shane) Warne, (Glenn) McGrath, (Matthew) Hayden and (Adam) Gilchrist"- Strauss told a news conference, Reuters

My only concern is why should anyone underestimate your challenger, it could have probably been a terrible day for the opponent.

Let's not forget here we are taking about the all time best team, who are known to have emerged as victorious warriors in the field of cricket. And it's wisely said, at times to know your strength, you need to play out every hidden card.

That's precisely what the Aussies have done, very neatly have they placed their cricketers, the very same could have been seen as a strategy to analyze the flaws and positive aspect of the upcoming team.

Now lets be unbais here, who once were a star struck team, today might not hold a dominant position in eyes of one and all.

To be honest, as a young girl I flipped almost every channel to catch a glimpse of Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist, just so that I may get hold of their magnificent shots or rather watch them do, what they do best.

The Aussies are well known to be the religion of cricket, their appearance on the pitch itself meant breathing air to a lifeless game. While on the other hand, England is known to be the creators of the very same game.

According to me, both the teams seem equally fickle, you ought to hold your breathe until the very last second, to see who emerges victorious.

Or should I be saying, Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner……