Published 21:07 IST, May 29th 2024

Australia SWOT Analysis for T20 World Cup 2024: Strengths & Weaknesses of Mitchell Marsh-led side

Australia have won only T20 World Cup in the past, which came in 2021 after they beat New Zealand in the final.

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After two months of a hectic IPL 2024 season, it's time for the biggest T20I extravaganza: the much-awaited T20 World Cup, set to commence next month. While the spotlight will be on the big three - India, Australia, and England - teams like Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and South Africa are poised to be the dark horses in the competition.

As for Australia, the Men in Yellow have been exceptional lately, clinching ICC titles across formats. Pat Cummins guided Australia to two ICC titles last year. He won the Test Championship and ODI World Cup in India. 


However, Mitchell Marsh will captain Australia in the T20 World Cup 2024 and it will be interesting to see if he can win another ICC title for the country. Australia have won only T20 World Cup in the past, which came in 2021 after they beat New Zealand in the final. 

Australia are placed in Group B alongside England, Namibia, Oman, and Scotland. 


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Team Australia's SWOT Analysis for T20 World Cup 2024


Experienced core: The squad boasts seasoned players like David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, and Mitchell Starc, whose experience in high-pressure situations is invaluable. Their familiarity with various conditions worldwide can be crucial in navigating the tournament.


Powerful batting line-up: With explosive batsmen like Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim David, and Glenn Maxwell, Australia possesses the firepower to set or chase daunting totals. Their ability to accelerate scoring in the middle and death overs is a significant asset.

Strong bowling attack: The presence of world-class bowlers such as Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa strengthens Australia's bowling unit. The combination of pace and spin provides versatility to tackle various batting line-ups.



Injury concerns: Key players like Mitchell Marsh and David Warner are recovering from injuries. Their fitness and availability throughout the tournament could be a concern, potentially disrupting team balance.

Middle-order stability: While the top and lower-middle order are robust, the stability of the middle order could be a concern. If early wickets fall, the middle order needs to be resilient enough to rebuild the innings.



New leadership: Mitchell Marsh’s leadership presents an opportunity for a fresh strategic approach. His captaincy could bring new energy and perspectives to the team’s dynamics and on-field strategies.

Emerging talents: Players like Cameron Green and Nathan Ellis have the chance to prove themselves on the big stage. Their performances could strengthen Australia's squad depth and provide a boost in crucial matches.


Strong competition: Teams like India and England pose significant threats with their well-balanced and in-form squads. Overcoming these formidable opponents will be a challenging task for Australia.

Pressure of expectations: As a cricketing powerhouse, Australia faces immense pressure to perform and win. They recently won the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in India, which makes them the favourites in the upcoming tournament.

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T20 World Cup 2024: Australia's squad

Mitchell Marsh (C), David Warner, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Tim David, Josh Inglis (WK), Matthew Wade (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis

Travelling reserves: Matthew Short, Jake Fraser-McGurk

21:07 IST, May 29th 2024