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Australia have endured a miserable ICC World T20 2014 © Getty Images 

 

Mirpur: Mar 31, 2014

 

Australia’s miserable run at this year’s ICC World T20 2014  tournament in Bangladesh has exposed a glaring weakness against spin, especially on turning tracks.

 

Australia lost its top six batsmen to spinners in a devastating loss to the West Indies. In their first match in the tournament, a little-known 35-year-old Pakistan spinner, Zulfiqar Babar, dismissed opener David Warner and middle-order batsman Shane Watson in the first over.

 

The side also came a cropper against Indian spinners, being bundled out for 86 while chasing 159, reports news.com.au.

 

Australia’s best two players of spin – Test skipper Michael Clarke and his possible future successor Steven Smith – are half a world away from Bangladesh.

 

Australia is a vastly improved cricket side since being thumped 4-0 in the unhappy Test series in India early in 2013 but plenty of problems linger against facing spin.

 

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