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Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has questioned the side’s depth after it suffered a thumping 4-1 defeat against Bangladesh in the five-match T20I series away from home.
"The lack of knowhow and skill in those conditions brought us undone again," Ponting told Tim Paine on the Test captain's SEN radio show.
“It's been the achilles heel for Australian cricket for as long as I can remember - more so in Test cricket, but we've always found a way to be very competitive in Sri Lanka and India in white-ball cricket. Just goes to show the depth around Australia cricket is not where it needs to be so there's some work to do there,” he added.
Australia have been struggling in the T20I format for quite some time and the team has suffered defeats in the last five series that they have played in the shorter format of the game. Though, the visitors were without the services of the key players during the Bangladesh and West Indies tour.
The likes of David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and other prominent names had opted out of the tours, former skipper Steve Smith missed the fixtures as he was recovering from an elbow injury.
Regular skipper Aaron Finch had to miss the Bangladesh series after sustaining a knee injury.