Australia ready to replicate season’s success in T20 World Cup: Clarke

Australian Twenty20 skipper Michael Clarke has said his squad is ready to replicate the national team’s successful season so far and win the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies.

“I think our form over the last 12 months has been very good, very exciting. We have a specialist Twenty20 squad now,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Clarke, as saying.

“There are no guarantees in this game, but with the talent we have in this squad I don’t see any reason why we can’t be as successful as we have been in one-day and Test cricket,” he added.

Clarke further believes the team is balanced enough to adapt to the challenging conditions in the Caribbean.

“Our squad is very adaptable not just with the ball, but with the bat as well,” Clarke said.

“We’ve got two spinners in our squad, a couple of part-time spinners, two all-rounders and four very good fast bowlers,” he added.

The 29-year-old, who is relatively inexperienced in the shortest version of the game, said he has been trying to gather suggestions to be a successful captain in the Twenty20s.

“I’ve had a lot of conversations with guys who have been playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and I’ve got a lot of advice from those guys as well,” he added. (ANI)

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