Australia Australia are at the top in the points table with 7 wins, 1 loss and a total of 14 points with a net run rate of +1.000. Australia’s only loss was against India in their 3rd fixture of the World Cup 2019. Following that loss, Australia won their next 5 consecutive matches securing a semi-final berth. David Warner and Aaron Finch are among the top 5 run scorers in the tournament, and when they haven’t scored for their side, the middle order consisting of Usman Khawaja and Alex Carrey has come to the rescue. While Glenn Maxwell has ben struggling with short pitched deliveries, he’s played some really fine innings after the top order had set the right platform. Alex Carey is a very valuable player for Australia at number 7, who can pace his innings as required. He walked in to bat in the 42nd over when Australia were 228-5, and scored unbeaten 38 off 27 balls as Australia finished 285-7 in 50 overs. In the next match, Carey arrived on the crease early in the 22nd over as Australia found themselves 5 wickets down for 92 runs in the 22nd over. Alex Carey scored 71 off 72 balls and built a partnership of 107 runs for the 6th wicket with Unman Khawaja. This turned out to be a match winning partnership for the Aussies. Mitchell Starc and Jason Behrendorff are in great form and their wicket taking abilities have helped Australia clinch consecutive victories defending totals. Starc and Behrendorff have picked 9 and 7 wickets in last 2 matches respectively. Starc is their go to bowler every time Australia needs to break a partnership and he has been very successful so far.