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Cricket World Cup: News from the Australia camp

Australia’s first game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup is less than a week away and excitement and anticipation is starting to build.

After some poor results, Australia have started to string some performances together at just the right time.

Some of the big players are finding some form, so there is a good chance confidence will be high heading into the tournament.

There is plenty going on in and around the Aussie camp so let’s take a look at the latest news to come from it.

WhatWorld Cup 2023 
WhereIndia
When5th October to 19th November 2023
How to watch9Now, Kayo Sports
OddsIndia 3.00, England 4.33, Australia 5.00

Maxwell hitting top form

There is some good news for the Aussies as swashbuckling batsman Glenn Maxwell looks to be hitting top form, just in time for the World Cup.

Maxwell has been battling back from injury after suffering a broken leg, while he also missed out on some games due to the birth of his child.

It all meant Maxwell had little action in the last six months. However it has not effected him too much as he smashed 77 runs against Pakistan in the latest warm-up match.

If Maxwell can carry on with such form, it will be a huge boost for the Aussies and he is priced at 7.00 to be Top Team Batter.

Maxwell also showed good form with ball in hand when taking four wickets in the third ODI clash against India.

Batting line-up starting to gel

The Australian batting line-up in general is looking in good shape ahead of the opening game of the World Cup against India.

Australia are priced at 2.30 to beat India on 8th October and it goes without saying they will need to perform with the bat to do so.

Australia made 351-7 against Pakistan, with Cameron Green finishing 50 not-out, while Josh Inglis staked a claim for a starting spot with a tidy knock of 48.

David Warner and Mitch Marsh also put on an opening partnership of 83 runs, so the Aussies are looking in good touch.

Even so India are still priced at 1.61 to win the opener.

Chapple backs Head call

Australia legend Ian Chappell believes Australia have made the right call in taking Travis Head to the World Cup despite doubts over his fitness.

The classy batsman is still recovering from a broken hand, and it could be later in the World Cup when he is fit and ready to play.

However Chappell believes the Australian coach, captain and selectors will be confident of Head being able to play enough cricket and make an impact.

Head is priced at 6.50 to be Australia’s Top Team Batter.

The good news for Australia is also the fact that Mitch Marsh is doing more than a good job when opening the batting with Warner.

Indeed Head could struggle to get his place back when he is back fit.

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