• 19 October 2023
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While Travis Head is still recovering from a broken left hand, Mitchell Marsh displayed a return to form with a half-century against Sri Lanka.

Australia’s performance in the first two matches was lackluster, both in terms of bowling and batting. They were hoping for a strong performance against Pakistan to regain their momentum. However, for Australia to firmly reestablish themselves in the competition, their established top-order batsmen, including David Warner and Steven Smith, need to take on more responsibility.

In the three games played thus far, Warner has achieved scores of 41, 13, and 11, while Smith has managed 65 runs with one unfortunate duck against Sri Lanka.

Warner made headlines when he raised questions about the Decision Review System (DRS) after being given out LBW against Sri Lanka, and umpire Joel Wilson’s decision was upheld by ball-tracking technology.

“I’ve never had Hawk-Eye come in and explain to us how the technology actually works; it’s just for the TV,” Warner expressed his frustration, and he even demonstrated his frustration by hitting his bat on his pad before returning to the dressing room after Wilson’s decision.

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“Little things like this can be frustrating for a player because there’s no explanation… but there should be some accountability,” Warner emphasized.