As a rejuventated Usman Khawaja hit 383 runs at 76.60, helping turn the tide in Australia's 3-2 series victory over India; Peter Handscomb scored his maiden ODI ton and Ashton Turner threw his name up in lights with an effortless batting performance in Mohali.
Khawaja, man of the series in India, scored twin centuries, Hanscomb got one too, and is averaging almost 50 since he was reinserted in to the Aussie middle order. The southpaw was central to Australia's comeback in the series. "Just probably one spot in the team that we have to discuss, and the rest of the team is pretty much sorted for us and we have been feeling pretty much balanced".
Although the former captains will be eligible for selection once their bans expire on March 28, they won't make their worldwide comebacks until at least the Cricket World Cup. "The World Cup is still pretty far away".
"We've given the responsibility to the player to be smart, to inform the management of the franchise and be in touch with Patrick (Farhart), our physio".
"Although he's recently gone through a real tough time, if he can get through the other side of that before the World Cup, it could be - as hard as it sounds on him - it nearly could be flawless timing".
"Aaron Finch remains under pressure but he's doing such a lovely job as captain uniting a team of so many fractured parts, that it would be folly to get rid of him at this stage", Craddock told Fox Sports News.
Finch has had a miserable time with the bat of late
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) coach Simon Katich believes that winning the just concluded One-Day International (ODI) series in India will give the Australian players a lot of confidence going into the World Cup later this year. "Everyone's just really enjoying playing cricket right now". But winning the last couple of games has been very enjoyable. "But we used these three games to give game time to guys who we think are good enough to perform at this level", he added.
Talking about his own terrific form in this series, Khawaja said it was very satisfying to play a part in the team's victory. But never take it for granted to be honest. It's nice to get runs but it always hurts when you don't win", he said."From a personal point of view it's huge. This is the most number of wickets in a bilateral ODI series for Australia after Clint McKay and Mitchell Johnson.
Australian cricket has suffered a torrid year since Smith, Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned for ball-tampering during a Test last March, an incident that prompted a national outcry.
India became the second team to win 500-plus ODIs after Australia when they defeated Australia by eight runs at Nagpur in the second ODI. He says, "Hardik Pandya will come back to the team".
Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has delivered his verdict on ODI captain Aaron Finch's form slump.