Australia's campaign in the Champions Trophy has got off to a dismal start. A massive 243-run defeat in the warm-up against India followed by a 48-run loss vs hosts England has left stand-in skipper George Baily in dire straits. (All AFP Photos)
To add to the woes of the defending champions, match referee Javagal Srinath imposed a fine on the side for a slow over-rate in the match against England.
Some of the key players though continue to be the main reasons for the team not being able to showcase its true potential.
Mitchell Starc failed to deliver with the ball as he was smashed for 75 runs and picked up just 1 wicket.
The Australian batsmen's weaknesses were exposed when they were bowled out for 65 against India in their warm-up and England exploited it to the full.
Shane Watson had got a start but could not make the most of it as he fell for 24 and the chance of accelerating the run-rate went with him.
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