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Case Code: CLHR041
Case Length: 5 pages 
Period: 2015-2016  
Pub Date: 2016
Teaching Note: Not Available
Subject : Human Resource Management
Organization :--
Industry : Sport Industry
Countries : India

Australian Cricket Team: Management Lessons



In 2015, the Australian cricket team won the ICC Cricket World Cup. Out of the eleven editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup, Australian had secured its place in the final seven times and won the Cup five times. In the one-day cricket format, the Australian cricket team’s winning percentage was about 65 (in 1977-2015). This was the highest among all the cricket teams in the world. This caselet brings out some of the key reasons for the success of the Australian cricket team and provides the scope to discuss the learnings for management students from the Australian cricket team.
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  • 1) Analyze the success of the Australian cricket team and understand the various reasons of their success
  • 2) Learn various management skills from the Australian cricket team
On March 29, 2015, the Australian cricket team created history when it won the ICC Cricket World Cup for a record fifth time (Refer to Exhibit I for list of cricket teams which have won the ICC World Cup). After winning, Michael Clarke, captain of the winning team, said, “It was a great final, and I think the two best teams (Australia and New Zealand) in the World Cup were in the final and it just happened to be our day today.” Australia’s record was all the more impressive considering that cricket was not even the main sport in the country....


ICC World Cup, Management Lessons, Team building, Winning Strategy, Pure Play, Leadership, Cricket

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