Our columnist runs the rule over world No 1 Australia and how England men can beat the Kookaburras, who haven’t lost a match at the Commonwealth Games since the inaugural 1998 Games. They have since gone on to win 37 consecutive matches
Australia are playing faster and more accurately than ever before. They are world No 1 for a reason.
Put simply, if you’re not in control, then they will dictate.
Teams which have been most successful to contain the Kookaburras are able to control their own game but you have to have good enough possession to hurt Australia. And that’s a tough prospect under their brilliant Colin Batch.
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