Australia:Australia team is one of the strongest team of ICC cricket world cup series. Since 1996, it won 4 ICC World cup continuously out of 6 final appearances. The team won first ICC World cup against England team in 1989 by 7 runs. Australia beat India by 125 runs in the 2003 World Cup final. Australian team has exciting young talent such as David Warner, Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson and Stephen O'Keefe all includes in the final fifteen squads. But now, the team does not have quality spinner to carry in Indian subcontinent. Its great spinner, Nathan Huritz is not in his best form because he was injured in Indian series when Austria was beaten both in test and ODIs. Both captain Ricky Ponting and vice captain Michel Clarke are also suffering from minor injuries, so whole world cup batting responsibility is on Mike Hussy and Shane Watson. Australia’s experienced batsman Brad Hodge and young spinner Xavier Doherty is not included in the 2011 ICC World Cup squads. Currently, Australian team is not in its best form because some of players have suffered hamstring injuries. But we can not predict about this team that it will win or not, because it already has got last three world cups by its best performance. Every time it jumped in World Cup Series with unbelievable form, so we cannot say anything about this team.
Australian Squads: Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke (vice captain), Doug Bollinger, Brad Haddin (wicketkeeper), Brett Lee, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper), David Hussey, Mike Hussey, John Hastings, Nathan Hauritz, Mitchell Johnson, Steve Smith, Shaun Tait, Shane Watson, Cameron White.