Australia are the hunters turned the hunted in Netball World Cup | Erin Delahunty

After England beat the world champions at the Commonwealth Games final the Australian Diamonds look beatable

Australia are the top predators of the World Cup, having claimed 11 of 14 titles since 1963, but in Liverpool the hunters will find themselves in unfamiliar territory. The queens of the jungle can hear rustling in the reeds and it is the rest of the netball world planning an attack. After England last year beat the world champions in the dying moments of the Commonwealth Games final, the Australian Diamonds suddenly look beatable.

There are other threats, too. South Africa are on an irresistible trajectory and the perennial bridesmaids Jamaica have arguably the world’s best bookends, with the goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler and the goalkeeper Shamera Sterling.

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