Australia coach Matthew Mott says his team will “make adversity our friend” as they fight to rebuild momentum ahead of next year’s ODI World Cup.
Australia are scheduled to play India in three ODIs, one Test and three T20Is from next month, a welcome return to action six months after their most recent series, an away tour of New Zealand that concluded in April.
In all, Australia have played just 12 matches since the start of the pandemic, all against New Zealand, with six one-dayers and six T20s.
Meg Lanning’s team are indisputably the world’s best across both limited-overs formats, ranked No.1 in ODIs and T20Is, and are on a 24-game winning streak in the 50-over format. Nonetheless, it is less than ideal preparation to fight for the trophy Australia desire more than any other, having been knocked out in the semi-finals of the 2017 ODI World Cup in the UK.
For Mott, the chance for…