Australian T20 player ratings

Included here are the results and player ratings for Australia’s 3 match T20 series against Pakistan in Dubai as well as for Australia’s games in the T20 World cup in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan v Australia 1st T20 International at Dubai

Australia 89 (Warner 22, White 15, Bailey 14) lost to Pakistan 3/90 (Watson 1/9, Cummins 1/14, Hilfenhaus 1/18)

Pakistan v Australia 2nd T20 International at Dubai

Pakistan 4/151 (Starc 1/17, Christian 1/22, Watson 1/29) tied Australia 8/151 (Bailey 42, Watson 33, Warner 31) Pakistan won super over

Pakistan v Australia 3rd T20 International at Dubai

Australia 7/168 (Warner 59, Watson 47, Maxwell 27) def. Pakistan 74 (Starc 3/11, Cummins 3/15, Hogg 1/11)

Pakistan won the series 2-1


T20 World Cup Group B Match at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Ireland 7/123 (Watson 3/26, Starc 2/20, Maxwell 1/12) lost to Australia 3/125 (Watson 51, Warner 26, White 22*)

T20 World Cup Group B  Match at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

West Indies 8/191 (Starc 3/35, Watson 2/29) lost to Australia 1/100 (Duckworth/Lewis) (Watson 41*, M.Hussey 28*, Warner 28)

T20 World Cup Super 8’s Group 2 match at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

India 7/140 (Watson 3/34, Cummins 2/16, Starc 1/27) lost to Australia 1/141 (Watson 72, Warner 63*, Maxwell 4*)

T20 World Cup Super 8’s Group 2 match at R Premedasa Stadium, Colombo

South Africa 5/146 (Doherty 3/20, Watson 2/29) lost to Australia 2/147 (Watson 70, M.Hussey 45*, White 21*)

T20 World Cup Super 8’s Group 2 match at R Premedasa Stadium, Colombo

Pakistan 6/149 (Starc 3/20, Watson 1/23, Doherty 1/27) def. Australia 7/117 (M.Hussey 54*,Bailey 15, Wade 13)

T20 World Cup Semi-Final at R Premedasa Stadium, Colombo

West Indies 4/205 (Cummins 2/36, Starc 1/32, Doherty 1/48) def. Australia 131 (Bailey 63, M.Hussey 18, Cummins 13)


Player Ratings (Includes Pakistan matches in Dubai and T20 World Cup)

9.5- Shane Watson   Averaged over 42 with the bat over the 9 games with 3 half centuries. And 14 wickets. Outstanding form,

hope he can take it into the Test arena. Loses .5 for his semi-final failure.

8- Mitchell Starc     Also took 14 wickets but in 8 games. Impresses every time he bowls, has pace and movement, probably

now first fast bowler picked in this format.

7.5- Pat Cummins   11 wickets and handy runs when required to bat. Great in T20 but hope Test cricket is the selectors priority

for him.

7.5- David Warner  Consistent throughout until fading in the last 3 games. Impressive half centuries against Pakistan in Dubai

and India in the World Cup. Always brilliant in the field.

7- Mike Hussey      Also consistent throughout, single handedly got Australia to the semi-final with his unbeaten 54 in the final

super 8 game against Pakistan. Still has plenty to offer.

6.5-George Bailey  Like many of the Aussie middle order was starved of opportunities but contributed when needed. Played a

lone hand with his 63 in the world cup semi final. Captained well, big summer ahead for this fringe Test


6.5-Xavier Doherty  ignored for much of the tour, played the last 3 games, taking 5 wickets including 3/20 opening the

bowling against South Africa. Should be first spinner picked next time Australia play T20.

5-Ben Hilfenhaus   only played game 1 against Pakistan in Dubai then was completely ignored despite taking 1/18 off 3

overs. Baffling considering his brilliant T20 form in the IPL in similar conditions to Sri Lanka.

4.5-Cameron White  Also starved of opportunities as a middle order bat, a couple of good not outs to win games but otherwise

didn’t do much. Needs some good performances to stay in the team.

4.5-Matthew Wade  Didn’t get to bat much but when he did struggled. Not easy batting at no.7 in T20. Kept well.

4- Brad Hogg           Bowled reasonably tight but without the zip he showed whiled bowling for the Perth Scorchers last

summer. And only took 3 wickets in 8 games. Won’t be picked again. Watching him bowl I often thought

that if the selctors wanted a 40+ spinner for the T20 world cup then SK Warne should have got the call.

Warney still has an aura around him despite losing alot of zip to his bowling. Unlike Hogg.

3.5- Glenn Maxwell  showed alot in the ODI’s against Pakistan but struggled in the T20 format. Even his usually brilliant

fielding was down by his standards.

3-Dan Christian    Once again struggled at this level. Would have to do alot at domestic level to get back in the Aussie team.

2-David Hussey    Arguably Australia’s greatest ever T20 player struggled against Pakistan and was ignored in the world cup

until the semi final where he made a duck and took 0/22 off 2 overs. At his age may not make it back to this

team and could be restricted to the One Day team where his form is still very good.

Clint McKay was in the squad but didn’t play a game.


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  1. Not a great tournament for the Vics.

    Matthew Wade, not much to say, didn’t get many chances with the bat, though serviceable behind the stumps. I feel he should be retained as our test keeper; no point returning to Haddin.
    Cameron White is really at the cross roads, maybe needs to return to bowling more regularly. His power hitting id not getting the chances he requires, though when he bats he rarely gets a chance to make a big impact.
    Glenn Maxwell, to me his tournament was summed up by his performance against Pakistan. He has youth on his side, so let’s see how it goes.
    David Hussey, unfortunately does not have youth on his side. He’s been a damn good T20 cricketer, and if this is the end of his international T20 career, not a finish he should be remembered by.
    Clint McKay, should get more chances this summer.


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