Having lost to Sri Lanka in the first one-day international, Australia are now on their worst losing streak of all time. Admittedly, we have discounted a few of their wins to reach that conclusion, but it still counts.
Sri Lanka were 107-8 chasing 240 for victory and still won. The sensible and gracious thing to do would be to laud Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga and their 132-run ninth wicket partnership.
That is not what we will be doing.
We instead choose to laud an Australia team that can now pride itself on its ability to lose from ANY POSITION.
It was inevitable that Australian cricket would fall into this state because of its feeble domestic structure that doesn’t prepare players for international cricket.
Australian administrators should add another dozen first-class teams, better diluting the talent pool.