ICC Champions Trophy: Vulnerable Australia up against England in Group A opener

An overall assessment of their ODI stats would reveal that since 2010, England have won 23 and lost only 11 of the 37 matches they have played at home. Australia, a team well past its glory days, is struggling to cope with what has been a tormenting transitional phase.

updated: June 08, 2013 09:05 IST
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Birmingham: Two-time defending champions they might be, but Australia are looking more vulnerable than ever as they brace up for their Champions Trophy Group A opener against confident Ashes rivals England here on Saturday.

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Their patchy form aside, Aussies have a major worry to deal with as skipper Michael Clarke's long-standing back problem has flared up once again, ruling him out of today's match.

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