Australia’s men’s and women’s cricket teams have achieved many successes in international cricket. Whenever there is talk about the best team in international cricket, Australia’s name definitely comes into it. Both men’s and women’s teams have won many trophies in international cricket.
In 2021, Australia’s men’s team won the T20 World Cup and the women’s team won the ODI World Cup title in 2022. In international cricket, other teams appear behind them in many respects, that’s why many people have a question why is Australia’s men’s and women’s cricket team so good?
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Australia men’s and women’s team achievements:
In the 50-over World Cup, the men’s team has won the title 5 times and the women’s team the most 7 times. Apart from this, in the T20 World Cup, the women’s team has become the champion most 5 times and the men’s team once.
Apart from this, in Test cricket, the Australian men’s team has been able to defend its title for the last three times in the Ashes series, while it has won the series 34 times. Recently, the women’s team drew the match against England in the Ashes series 2022, despite standing on the verge of losing in the only Test.
Why is the Australia men’s and women’s cricket team so good?
After seeing the achievements of both the teams, this kind of question definitely comes into the mind of people. However, there can be many reasons for this, as Australia’s domestic cricket is considered very strong as well as big players who are outside the international team or in their spare time are also seen playing domestic tournaments.
Tournaments such as the Sheffield Shield a first-class cricket tournament for men, the Marsh One Day Cup as a List A tournament, and the franchise-based Big Bash League for T20 cricket, started in 2011. Earlier, the domestic level T20 cricket tournament KFC 20 Twenty Big Bash was played here, which was deactivated and the Big Bash League was started.
Apart from this, the Women’s National Cricket League has organized as a List A cricket tournament for women and the Women’s Big Bash League for T20 cricket. The standard of all these tournaments is much higher than the Indian domestic tournaments. Although the level of IPL in India is higher than that of the Big Bash League, but the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy is organized at the domestic level.
While only a select few players who have performed well in domestic cricket get a place in the IPL, almost all domestic Australian players take part in the Big Bash League. Although women’s Test cricket is not given that much importance so far, there is currently no first-class cricket tournament for women in Australia.
For your information, let us tell you that Cricket Australia pays equal pay to the players of both men’s and women’s teams, so that gender discrimination can be ended. That is why in this country, like the men, the best women cricketers also keep emerging. In addition, the Australian team’s coaching staff is often full of ex-experienced players, who mature in all situations.
Often you must have seen that in big international series or tournaments, former experienced players are also appointed as mentors, who teach them how to deal with the challenges. That is why the Australian team is a strong contender for winning the title in all international tournaments. The spirit of winning the Australian team’s title and better performance in the knockout matches makes them different from other teams.