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Australia’s inexperienced middle-order exposed early in the Ashes
The Ashes 2019

Australia’s inexperienced middle-order exposed early in the Ashes

It is indubitably a challenge for an inexperienced Australian batting line-up to come and survive in the hostile conditions of England in the most hot-battled series. The above stated point was evident from the first day of play at the Edgbaston during the Opening Test match of the Ashes. England bowlers ripped apart Australian top-order and middle-order and left them staggering at 122-8.

Steve Smith, with his remarkable century, got Australia out of trouble and helped his team to climb to the total of 284 runs. But apart from him, no one really contributed to the cause significantly. Australia will have to get over their batting woes immediately, if they want to do well in the Ashes 2019.