Australia and India secured opening round wins against their biggest cricket rivals at the world cup. Luke Hodgetts reports.
Australia, hosting a world cup for the first time since 1992, saw off England by a large 111 run margin, and India furthered showed their dominance in the one day arena by beating Pakistan by 87 runs.
England played poorly, with both bat and ball. If you are going to win matches, you cannot drop crucial players like Finch and Maxwell.
Something that frustrates me as an England fan is the worrying lack of Yorkers that are bowled in the death overs by the steamers. A well placed Yorker is one of the best delivery to bowl at batsman to restrict scoring and apply that pressure that so often returns wickets.