Australia Player Ratings: Old Guard Ricky Ponting, Hussey, Lee Save the Day

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Australia Player Ratings: Old Guard Ricky Ponting, Hussey, Lee Save the Day
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Ricky Ponting still has a future in this team

Michael Clarke has started his stint as the permanent captain of Australian ODI team with a 3-0 clean sweep of Bangladesh. When world no. 1 in cricket meets world no. 9 this was the expected result.

Results:

Match 1 - Australia won by 60 runs

Match 2 - Australia won by 9 wickets

Match 3 - Australia won by 66 runs

Credit where credit is due, Bangladesh did put up a good show. Their batting often criticized for showing a lack of fight performed better than was expected of them while their usual strength in home conditions 'spin bowling' struggled to contain the Australian batsman.

That said this series was a chance for some of the Australian players in the team to prove themselves and answer their critics and it is safe to say most in question failed miserably.

But barring the likes of Hussey, Watson, Ponting, Clarke and Lee the rest of the squad did little to justify their spots.

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