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Australia talking points from England series loss, Steve Smith, Aaron Finch analysis, team news, video

Aaron Finch will be hoping Australia’s World Cup defence does not end in the same miserable fashion their final pre-tournament series against England did.

Three rain delays later and Australia’s run-chase was ultimately abandoned, with the home side in all sorts of trouble at 3-30 in pursuit of 130 for victory.

The result left more questions than answers for Australia, with more questions coming out of Canberra than answers.

Here are our talking points coming out of the series.

The collapse that shows why Australia must reconsider Steve Smith approach

For two weeks Michael Clarke has been imploring Australia’s selectors not to look past Steve Smith.

Yet, that is exactly what looks like occurring, with Australia’s selectors poised to go for an all powerful middle-order which features Tim David.

Australia’s selection panel are seemingly opting for the ‘go hard or go home’…

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