I wont say Aussie cricket has slumped badly, because I don't see the 50 over and 20/20 games as being real cricket. I know they feed the masses and bring in money to the game and the players, but it is not test cricket.
We are copping a father of a hiding off the Poms in this ODI series in England at the moment.But it must be taken in true context,. This is a side that is fielding a bowling attack with very little first class experience.I think only one of them has played test cricket.Billy Stanlake , has only played BBL and 50 overs cricket.He has not played Sheffield Shield cricket so far,and he is still young and learning.
Also Jhye Richardson is a young bowler who has played shield and from memory a couple of tests.But he is still only 20 years old.
We are short two of our best and maybe two of the best batsmen in the world in Smith and Warner.Yep they are suspended , but still better than just good players to come back into the side.Add Starc, Hazelwood and Cummins and maybe the boot would be on the other foot.
But to be fair, our ODI performances are from from being good.We have faield seriously at this style of cricket for some years now.
Bring on test cricket.
29 = 353.
Improver one,Taylin Duman.
Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.