Australia's captain, Pat Cummins, acknowledged the urgent need for his team to turn their World Cup fortunes around after losing their first two matches.
The five-time champions, despite the presence of power hitters like David Warner and Steve Smith, failed to breach the 200-run mark in both games. Cummins emphasised the critical nature of upcoming matches, characterising each one as a virtual final.
Australia's struggles are reflected in their batting performances, with none of their players reaching a half-century so far. In addition, their fielding has been subpar, highlighted by crucial dropped catches in the previous games.
These errors have proven costly, allowing the opposition to capitalise on the missed opportunities and secure victories.
Cummins admitted that Australia has fallen short of its own high standards, feeling the disappointment of being outplayed in both matches.
As of now, they find themselves second from the bottom in the points table, trailing even the Netherlands and only ahead of Afghanistan.
In their next match against Sri Lanka, Australia faces another winless side that has had no trouble scoring runs. Cummins recognised the challenge but remained hopeful, pointing out that they've had success against teams they haven't faced in a while.
He mentioned that their losses to India and South Africa in the 2019 World Cup and over the past year have posed difficulties, but they now have an opportunity to regain confidence against other opponents.