In the last seven days though, they have now beaten Pakistan in Adelaide and now South Africa by a massive 130 runs in Melbourne today to complete a stunning turnaround. The Men in Blue are now looking good.
England batsman Michael Carberry has echoed his support in favour of Alex Hales for the number three position in the England batting line-up following their eight-wicket defeat against New Zealand in Wellington.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has dismissed talks regarding panic in the squad, but admitted their batting concern need to be addressed ahead of their next World Cup encounter against West Indies on Saturday.
West Indies spinner Sulieman Benn, after missing his side's World Cup opener against Ireland, exuded confidence in his team to stage a fightback in their upcoming group match against Pakistan on Saturday.