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Australia halfback Cooper Cronk maintains New Zealand deserve to be viewed as the best team in the world ahead of Sundays Four Nations final at Anfield.Australia have improved ominously as the tournament has progressed and produced their most complete display in the second half of Sundays 38-16 win over England in London.David Kidwells Kiwis have only played well in patches in their three games and were held to a shock draw by minnows Scotland on Friday.However, it was enough to seal their spot in the decider having beaten the English 17-16 in their opening match before losing to Australia in their second.A win for the Kangaroos will see them usurp New Zealand as the worlds No.1 team and also regain the Four Nations title they surrendered in 2014, but contrary to the form book, Cronk maintains Kidwells men are still the team to beat.If they had won by 50 points or drawn, youre not really concerned because theyre the best team in the world at the moment, theres no doubt about that, Cronk said.They have class across the field. Theyve got the best player in the NRL from this season (Jason Taumalolo), theyve got the best prop in Jesse Bromwich and theyve got Shaun Johnson who is electric on his day.New Zealand will be without experienced five-eighth Thomas Leuluai, who has a fractured jaw, but Cronk believes his Melbourne teammate Tohu Harris would be the perfect replacement if hes switched from the back row.Harris is in a battle for the position with Penrith youngster Te Maire Martin who made his debut from the bench against the Scots.Tohu has the ability to play in a different position and hes an elite player no matter what number he has on the back of his jersey, Cronk said.I also think they have some depth in their squad. So well cater for whatever team New Zealand throw at us. Stitched Nike NFL Jerseys . Aduriz headed home Markel Susaetas cross in the sixth minute to open the scoring at San Mames Stadium. 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Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys .Y. - Nelson Mandela will be honoured by the New York Yankees with a plaque in Monument Park. Darren Lehmann is contracted to be Australias coach until after the 2019 World Cup and Ashes double. Steven Smith, at 27 years old, is to be Australias captain for as long as he wants the job. Australias squad of 12 for the Perth Test is to be retained, unchanged, regardless of the result at the WACA Ground.On the face of it, these factoids suggest stability at the top levels of Australian cricket. After the swings and roundabouts of the Michael Clarke era - both before and during his eventful captaincy - everyone connected with the game seemed eager for a period of consolidation with a new team. Around the time of his contract renewal in August, Lehmann refreshed his support staff in anticipation of the next four years.But the security around the national team and its leaders is growing increasingly at odds with the results being delivered. The ruthless exposure of Smiths side by a South African team shorn of AB de Villiers (before the tour) and Dale Steyn (midway through the first innings) has been the equivalent of the tide going out to expose who has been swimming naked. Pretty much every batsman, as it turns out.Perth now appears likely to be Australias fourth consecutive Test match loss. Such a result would also be the first time an Australian Test team has lost the first match of a home summer since 1988. It will be of little comfort to Smith and Lehmann to know that, having been battered at the Gabba by Viv Richards indomitable West Indians, Allan Borders men promptly lost Test matches two and three as well.Brisbane, of course, has always been seen as the Australian fortress, a venue where the team have remained unbeaten every year since the aforementioned defeat. If it does not attract the same scale of crowds that flock to the MCG on Boxing Day or the SCG in the New Year, the Gabbas importance to the home summer is epitomised by the way the Australian team associates it with swift and brutal victories.Before this match, Smith talked of strutting around like I own the place as the sort of attitude he likes to project. It has always been easier for Australian cricketers to do that at the Gabba in the first Test of summer. Certainly it would have been easier for the hosts to do that in Brisbane against South Africa rather than in Perth, which just so happens to be a venue where these visitors have never lost.South Africa had plenty of history behind them entering this series. Victories in each of their past two series in Australia brought plenty of happy memories, as did the fact that Perth was the venue of the series-sealeer in 2012, a melancholy final Test match for Ricky Ponting.dddddddddddd They had been afforded, too, a lengthy and suitable preparation, mixing bouts with both the red ball in use in Perth and the latest iteration of the pink one to be unveiled for the third Test in Adelaide at the end of November.Australias players, meanwhile, have been shunted around. Not only from Brisbane to Perth, but between formats as well. It is near enough to unheard of for only one round of Sheffield Shield cricket to have been played before the first Test team is selected, and that too with a pink ball rather than a red one. At the start of the week, Josh Hazlewood was asked whether all this was going to be a problem. You get used to it, he said. It is part of cricket.That is undoubtedly true, as Cricket Australia chases new and bigger audiences for the game down under. However the question that seemingly has not been asked, is this. Are all these changes, and schedule compromises, something the present team is capable of coping with? The present evidence suggests not. Equally, it appears that the present regime is a little too comfortable given the present results. Four years is a long time for any coach to be guaranteed tenure - just ask Mickey Arthur. Twenty-seven is a young age to be a captain - just ask Kim Hughes.Overall then, Perth has exposed a troubling complacency around the Australian team. This has been as true in the micro as the macro. While South Africa have made the most of their resources, shrugging off the loss of Steyn with admirable resilience, the Australians have squandered many of their own, in turn exposing the likes of Mitchell Marsh to situations beyond his present state of aptitude.Anyone looking for an exemplar needed to look only as far as David Warner, running a quick single in the confident expectation that Temba Bavuma would struggle to field his off side push let a lone throw down the stumps, leading to Shaun Marshs exit moments later. Anyone looking for another could find Smith throwing the kitchen sink at a wide ball on a length some eight overs before the close, exposing Adam Voges to a rampaging Kagiso Rabada.At the start of the year, Voges average was vying with that of Bradman. Smiths captaincy record was similarly lofty. Neither could have claimed to be mighty, but they have certainly fallen. So too has the Australian team. They, and their CA, bosses, have some serious thinking to do. 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