Anurag Dasgupta ∙ Nov 7 2022, 12:00 PM

Australia played 'very un-Australian' brand of cricket, says Michael Clarke

image-la6l6dg9Australia bowed out of T20 World Cup [Source: Associated Press]

Former Australian captain, Michael Clarke has slammed Aaron Finch and his side after Australia's exit from the T20 World Cup.

As the defending champions, Australia lost their opening fixture against New Zealand by a big margin and never really recovered from it. Despite being levelled on points with England and New Zealand, Australia had an inferior net run-rate and got crashed out of the competition.

This has sent shock waves across the cricketing world and Clarke has openly criticised Australia's brand of cricket in the T20 World Cup.

Clarke's take on Australia's performance

"I think Australians in general on the biggest stage under the most amount of pressure, always put it on the line and have a crack. We're not scared to lose. Yet we picked an aggressive 11 in this World Cup squad, yet we played so defensively. Very un-Australian," said Clarke.

He further added

"The frustrating thing is, they missed a trick against Ireland... and then against Afghanistan, I don't know what I was watching. It felt like they were doing everything they could just to beat Afghanistan."

Australia won 3 games in the Super 12 stage, but the washout match against England didn't help their cause in their quest to reach the semis.

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