What's wrong with Australia's middle-order?

Arguably the most pressing question facing Justin Langer after his first two tours in charge.Australia’s middle-order failed to fire in Zimbabwe for a second consecutive series, often dragging the side towards defeat despite positive starts made by openers Aaron Finch and D’Arcy Short.First-drop to seventh in the order was shared by Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Travis Head,Alex Carey, Ashton Agar and Nic Maddinson during the T20 tri-series.
The six averaged just 19.66 runs each for the series — a figure being propped up by Head who made 94 at 31.33.Maddinson — who earned his spot after an impressive Big Bash League campaign — made just seven runs in two innings, while Stoinis also disappointed with an average of just over 20 runs, despite two not outs.A common theme throughout the series was the Australian effort being solely led by Finch, who made 306 at 76.50, including the highest score ever in a T20I of 172.Although, he had some help from fellow opener Short — who despite being dropped during the series — made 165 at 41.25, albeit at a slow rate.

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