Faulkner, 50* off 24, powered Australia to 278/8 against England in the tri-series final in Perth.
However, George Bailey thinks all’s not lost for the Men in Blue before the World Cup.
Elliot took three wickets and then returned to hit an unbeaten 64 to bat Pakistan out of the match.
Clarke came in at No. 3 and showed no signs of the back and hamstring injuries that have dogged his career.
It’s been a tough tour Down Under for the Indian team, and especially for their captain.
India miss out on final spot after losing to England, end tri-series campaign without a win.
Delhi, who still need 87 runs to avoid follow-on, will be banking on veteran Virender Sehwag.
He feels there is no reason why Binny shouldn’t be featuring in the team that plays Pakistan in the WC opener.
Taylor, who came in at No. 3, put on a 125-run stand for the sixth wicket with Buttler, marking a great turn-around.
India skipper MS Dhoni said it is impossible for him to play with five specialist bowlers.
England didn’t get off to a solid start but the Buttler-Taylor stand helped them chase down the modest total.
Amir’s ban was to expire on Sept. 2 but he could return to domestic cricket with immediate effect.
India face pressure of a must-win game when they play England today for a place in the tri-series final.
Delhi top the group with 31 points while Vidarbha, on 17 points, need to work harder to make quarters.
Assam skittled out Andhra for a paltry 137 with Arup Das snaring four wickets in the Ranji Trophy.