A cocktail of inexperience and incompetence has put Australia in the sorry space they are in. They arrived India having lost top players through retirement and injury, a team in transition, but still full of typical Aussie cockiness. Experts thought the side was underdone and underprepared but such suggestions were brushed aside.
Now after two crushing defeats they look more like a ragged Bangladesh, not the world beating side they once were. As things stand, Australia is like a marquee film that had a poor opening, suffered awful word of mouth and tanked. Or a much hyped television serial rejected by the audience after the initial episodes itself.
Whats worse, Australia does not seem to have the heft, the muscle or the spine to succeed. The bowling lacks quality, specially spin . England had crafty Panesar /Swann to test the Indians on spinning surfaces and ask uncomfortable questions .