Australia made it their business to be ready for the world’s biggest one-day tournament and they knew English conditions well enough to be a real handful at Cricket World Cup 2019.

They qualified for the semi-finals with seven wins from nine, including a dominant 64 run win over eventual winners England. The hosts however got their revenge in the semi-finals as Australia lost their first ever semi-final in World Cup history.

The opening partnership of Aaron Finch and David Warner were destructive throughout the campaign, with Warner finishing as the second highest run scorer in the tournament with 647 runs at a strike rate of 89.36. Mitchell Starc was the focal point of their bowling attack as for the second consecutive World Cup he finished as the leading wicket taker.