Australia is still a side looked at as big CWC contenders despite a tight squeeze in Pool A heading towards the finals.
The Australian media slammed the performance of the side following their batting collapse and eventual narrow lose to New Zealand last Saturday.
Despite Australia’s bounce back coming against an associate nation, Australia returned to their dominant best yesterday against the U.A.E in Perth.
Posting 417 batting first, Australia never looked anything but certain and thumped the U.A.E by a record 275-runs.
Warner blasted 178, before Glenn Maxwell bashed 88.
Mitchell Johnson took 4 wickets with the ball, pace bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Mitch Starc joined with two wickets each.
Shane Watson has been dropped from the side for the returning power of James Faulkner, though Faulkner failed to deliver in his first match back.
Australia currently sit third in Pool A, and if they beat Sri Lanka on Sunday, will qualify for the quarter finals, where they could play South Africa, and if successful in that bout, a potential rematch with New Zealand back at Eden Park.
Sri Lanka are fresh off a dominant victory over England in Wellington last Sunday.
Sunday’s clash against Sri Lanka will be crucial for the Australian’s to win and win well.