That day at Newlands, Capetown would be the utter nightmare for the Australian fans and for the whole team when the two greats of the game conspired themselves into the ball-tampering issue via Cameron Bancroft. The impact of that tumultuous event is still being felt even after 10 months as they are still unable to recover from it. The effect of banning Steve Smith and David Warner who were at the peak of their game at that time could be seen on the Australian side.
The new look team has won only 9 out of 33 matches since that scandal and hasn’t tasted a series success in any of the three forms of the game. The loss of the duo has had the most profound impact for the test side with only one century scored since the fifth test of the last season’s Ashes success. Recently, the Indian team came by and clinched the test series after 71 years on Australian soil. There is no dearth of talent in Australia but the experience is something that you don’t get until just after you need it. By far we can see, Australian side is rookie at this point of time. The world cup is around the corner and all the teams are experimenting with their players for it but the kangaroos are still not so confident about selecting players. Let’s see if CA uplifts their ban because no matter what happened, the team needs them now more than ever.