TOPSHOT - Australia's captain Aaron Finch looks on in the field during the 2019 Cricket World Cup second semi-final between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England, on July 11, 2019. (Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Australia's T20 World Cup campaign is off to a horror start, with the hosts being knocked over for just 111 in pursuit of 200.

A poor bowling performance, with consistent lines and lengths lacking throughout, as well as unimaginative captaincy, combined with bad batting and New Zealand's ruthlessness to open the tournament, has seen the tournament hosts, who are looking to defend the trophy they won a year ago in the United Arab Emirates, already put in dangerous of missing the semi-finals.

A horror net run rate result from the game now leaves Australia likely needing to win all four of their remaining games to have a chance of progressing to the semi-finals at the tournament, with rain a chance of ruin their hopes.

Here are the player ratings for a disappointing Australian outfit.

1. David Warner - 2.5/10
You're not going to see too much worse luck than the way Warner got out in this one, but when the game is going against you, it's going against you.

Warner had the ball roll back into his stumps, with the wicket summing things up for Australia on a miserable evening.

Never helped himself with his shot choice, however.

2. Aaron Finch - 2
Finch did score more than Warner, Stoinis and Wade, but his mark takes into account more than just the raw score.

His captaincy was, frankly, nowhere near good enough. Not trying a sixth or seventh bowler despite the absolute pasting the frontliners copped was an intriguing position to take, while it seemed at times as if the field settings were well off.

Finch then struggled with the bat before spooning out to a simple catch, one that Australia couldn't afford at the time.

3. Mitch Marsh - 4
Marsh was one of the two bowling options overlooked by Finch, and while he has been nursing an ankle injury, it's understood he would have been fit to bowl if required.

Still, his 16 off 12 gave a glimpse of exactly how important he is to the Australian side, with it reasonably fair to say Australia only ever looked like a remote chance of being competitive when he was at the crease.

4. Glenn Maxwell - 5
Maxwell's form is so, so critical to Australia.

Maxwell hasn't had anything in the form department for some time though, so if there was a bright spot from this game for the tournament hosts, it was Maxwell managing to make 28 off 20 balls, including some cracking reverse slog shots.

5. Marcus Stoinis - 2
Stoinis was first up given four overs with the ball, and while he did have some nice deliveries, his spell, like the rest of the Aussies, was littered with poor stuff.

He then got badly bogged down with the bat when Australia could least afford it, scoring 7 off 14 before being dismissed by a cracking Glenn Phillips catch.

6. Tim David - 3
David has come from the clouds to make Australia's side, but will need to show more than he did in Sydney to maintain his spot.

11 of 8 saw him club one six, but there was little else to cheer about.

7. Matthew Wade - 2.5
Wade did his job with the gloves for Australia, not dropping a catch or letting through a bye, but his 2 off 4 with the bat was hardly ideal.

Caught in no man's land on dismissal as well, with a simple catch going through to rival wicketkeeper Devon Conway.

8. Pat Cummins - 3
The Test and newly minted ODI captain struggled badly with the ball, and ended up with Australia's worst economy rate, going for 46 runs from his four overs.

Cummins does rescue his mark somewhat for a late cameo with the bat, although that certainly isn't what he has been picked for in this side.

9. Mitchell Starc - 3
Just couldn't get his line or length right with the ball. Starc bowled the opening over of the game which set the tone as Finn Allen took the Australian attack apart.

Kept going full when it just wasn't working, and while he ultimately ended up with the best economy rate of all the Australian bowlers, it doesn't say much.

10. Adam Zampa - 4
Zampa didn't bowl abysmally, but there were too many bad balls to suggest he was in any way going to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem that Australia faced in the field.

Did get rid of Kane Williamson with a clever piece of bowling in one of the few highlights for the green and gold.

11. Josh Hazlewood - 5
Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers for Australia, despite his figures ultimately getting a bit ugly as he failed to contain the Kiwis at the death of the innings.

Picked up the breakthrough wicket to get things started for the Aussies with the removal of Allen, and then grabbed a sharp caught and bowled off Glenn Phillips. Worked hard and deserves to be one of the more highly-rated Aussies, although it still wasn't a 'good' performance by any stretch of the imagination.