ODI Cricket Review + a bit about me

Today I will be reviewing Australia’s ODIs against the Blackcaps. Now that we have a 2-0 lead I have decided to review the team and give my view of how they performed.

Aaron Finch. (3/10) I gave Aaron Finch this low rating as he didn’t perform up to expectations. Out for a golden duck in the first ODI and little improvement happened for the next match, only scoring 19.

David Warner (7/10) In the first ODI, he played some good shots but didn’t really get going and got out in an unlucky way, making 24. But at Manuka Oval he found his groove and had an incredible innings, putting up 119 and over 100 strike rate. This match helped me put up his rating.

Steve Smith (10/10) The best player this whole entire series. Being captain you have lots of pressure and he handled it perfectly. He hit 164 runs off his first innings, the largest ODI score at the SCG. He then took an absolute blinder while fielding to cap off a great start from the Aussies. And next match he backs it up with a solid 72. This is what we needed from our captain and he brought it in amazing fashion.

Travis Head (7/10) Played very well against the bowlers and smashed out in the 2nd ODI. Made two quick fifties which was great for the Australian XI by taking up the run rate. Steve Smith made a good call taking him up the order to 4th and he made his mark.

George Bailey (4/10) Didn’t put enough runs on the board to make a concrete fit into the team. Probably won’t be dropped, as he can bowl a bit too. But he just didn’t provide enough runs to help the Aussies much.

Mitch Marsh (6.5/10) Was very unlucky to go out how he did in the first ODI, with Smith smacking it down and it coming off Henry’s hand and into the stumps. He then showed his worth in the second ODI making an unbeaten 76.

Matthew Wade (8/10) Might not have done much with the bat but he was superb with the gloves. Made some excellent catches in the Tests and did the same in the ODI’s. He is very good behind the wicket and backing up, when a throw comes in. Can get great height when a bouncer is bowled. He watches the ball and is very precise on where he goes to keep the ball. A great series from him.

Patrick Cummins (7/10) Didn’t bowl very well in the first test, with lots of boundaries hit everywhere off him. He gathered himself together for the second One Day International though, and got a nice 4/41, keeping a very low run rate. In his first few overs, only two or three boundaries were hit from him. This may have caused Australia to win like they did.

Mitchell Starc (5.5/10) Only a couple of wickets this time from Starc. Didn’t have the best series and let quite a lot of runs come off his overs. This doesn’t mean everything was bad though, as he bowled a lot in the high 140’s.

Josh Hazlewood (6/10) Had a pretty good first match against the Blackcaps but he only got the one wicket in the second ODI. This was okay though as Cummins provided well.

Adam Zampa (2/10) Was dropped for the second ODI and couldn’t get a wicket in his first match. Quite disappointing from him.

James Faulkner (4/10) Was a good choice from the selectors to replace Zampa with Faulkner. Slowed down the run rate a bit.

So I hoped you enjoyed my review of the Australia ODI team. If you would like me to do one on the New Zealand Blackcaps, please leave a like and comment for me to do so.


I am twelve year old sports fanatic and young author, Callum Farquhar. My nicknames are CalFreezy and CallumTheKiwi so I combined them to create my username and blog title. I am a typical Aussies who loves AFL and Cricket. I also enjoy creative writing and I have written a novel titled, Magic Hut. It is a fantasy book around 90 pages long. I relish reviewing statistics and I put them into my blogs for you. In my blogs you can expect to see my thoughts on big issues from the world and sport scenarios where I explain ‘What If’ something happened. I also review things, like in this blog. Anyway, I’m Callum, or FreezyKiwi and I hope you enjoy my blogs.

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