Allan Border says the type of defending champions Australia should ‘worry’ their World Cup rivals.
Australia defeated Pakistan in Taunton on Wednesday to take their total tally to 3 wins from 4 video games.
Border, 63, admits Aaron Finch’s facet will not be firing on all cylinders however says that is much more cause to be optimistic about Australia’s World Cup possibilities.
‘Australia aren’t taking part in at their greatest however they’re profitable matches – that’s the best way I noticed the win over Pakistan,’ former captain Border advised ICC..
‘They hung in there, rode out some strain and got here out with the victory.
‘The bottom line is there’s room for enchancment from Justin Langer’s crew, and that’s factor that can solely fear each different facet on this Cricket World Cup.
‘Within the early levels of the World Cup, you wish to be proper amongst the pacesetters after 4 rounds and Australia very a lot are.
‘They’re constructing properly and all ten teams will really feel the full package deal continues to be in them.’
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Subsequent up for Australia is a visit to the Oval – the place they suffered their solely defeat of the match, in opposition to India – to face Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka are presently fifth within the desk, boasting one win and one defeat from their two accomplished matches.
‘Australia won’t wish to loosen up in any respect,’ Border added. ‘They’ll discuss about being relentless and constant of their crew conferences they usually can create momentum for among the large teams they nonetheless should play.
‘You want to be building confidence, not dropping your bundle against any team. Sri Lanka are dangerous but Australia will be confident they can get across the line at the Oval.’