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New regime passes early test

Australia's win in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle has shown that while they have not turned into a team of world beaters, they continue to play organised cricket, writes Peter Roebuck in the Herald on Sunday

Akhila Ranganna
Akhila Ranganna
25-Feb-2013
Australia's win in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle has shown that while they have not turned into a team of world beaters, they continue to play organised cricket, writes Peter Roebuck in the Herald on Sunday. Moreover, it confirmed that the culture - severely criticised in the Argus review - has improved, which will assist anyone joining the side.
In the field, though, the visitors continued to play tight cricket and to look like a much improved outfit. Heavily criticised in the Argus report, Australia's team culture has held up well. Of course it is early days. If a team lacks spark at the start of a summer and under a new captain and with a couple of country boys making their debuts, then the game is up.

Akhila Ranganna is assistant editor (Audio) at ESPNcricinfo