Australia is sitting on top of the points table in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 and despite winning four out of five matches so far in the tournament, assistant coach Brad Haddin has said they are still not sure about for their best starting XI.
Haddin mentioned that post-Marcos Stoinis' injury, who sustained a side strain during Australia's league clash against India, the team is facing issues to get the right balance.
"At the moment, we're still trying to find that best XI. Marcus' has thrown a spanner into everything there with his injury and how important an all-rounder is. We're still trying to find what works best for us."Haddin was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia. He added, "Come later in the tournament, we'll start to understand what the conditions are like a lot better and what our best XI is. At the moment, we're not settled on our best XI,"
All-rounder Mitchell Marsh was called up as a cover for Marcos Stoinis, whose injury, in turn, played a part in Australia leaving out both spinners against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Haddin further said that they are working to ensure that every player is ready to deliver whenever the team requires them to.
Haddin also backed Usman Khawaja, who Prior to the induction of David Warner and Steven Smith in the team, was set in the opening slot alongside skipper Aaron Finch has not been able to leave a mark on the field so far, saying that he has been in a role where there are lesser opportunities.
Another subject of discussion has been Glenn Maxwell's role in the team. He was sent to bat in at 4 against Pakistan but batted lower in the other games.
"The one thing we've found with Glenn is he's an explosive player and as you've seen against Sri Lanka, he can turn a game very quickly by himself, but he's also got to fit into what's best for the team at that time. We've moved him up and down, and that might look like nervous decisions that we're making, but we've spoken about them a lot before. It's not a shock that he's moving up and down the order, and all the players understand that. He's pretty confident as well. I don't think it'll worry him," Haddin said.
Australia will now face Bangladesh for their next World Cup clash on 20 June at Nottingham.