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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Australia in ICC World Twenty20 2009

Australia would really like to forget the recent past and the last or first version of ICC T20 World Cup in South Africa. Lots of expectation from the team last time but they could not go through the expectation. Ricky Ponting and his team will forget the past and show that they still have the supremacy in Cricket. The Group C of the tournament is not less than the 'Group of Death'. Sri Lanka, West Indies along with the Australia are placed in the same group. Difficulties for every team.

Here is the squad of Australia for T20 World Cup 2009 :
Ricky Ponting (c), Michael Clarke (vc), Nathan Bracken, Brad Haddin (wk), Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Peter Siddle, Andrew Symonds, David Warner, Shane Watson

Players to Watch:
Lots of player missed the IPL season for this year but the one who played had brilliant time over there. Symonds is now back on the team and would love to perform. His form in the recent IPL season was the also important for the Deccan Chargers. Symonds was out of the team since some months and played against Pakistan in UAE. His game in UAE was not at the top but he performed very well in IPL.

Another comeback is for the pace-bowler Brett Lee. Lee had the comeback since IPL and got some pride in it in spite of his team being out from group phages. Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey had plenty of rest since they avoided both Pakistan series and IPL for this year. And the rest was for the ICC World Twenty20 so they must perform well.

Some new faces like Peter Siddle (fast bowler), Nathan Hauritz(off spinner) and David Warner will be watchful for the team. Opener Warner had great IPL season opening for Delhi Daredevils in SA. He should keep his for for the same format of game in England.

Shane Watson, all-rounder is always lovely to watch in both bowling and batting. He had good series in UAE against Pak but missed the IPL season for his team Rajasthan. David Hussey, Brad Haddin are amongst the player made for this format. Bracken and Johnson will be bowling with LEE.

Interestingly, some names seemed to be missing in the squad. Its Brad Hodge who had great IPL season for their respective teams. But never than less the team is really full of talent and love to get the Cup in their lap.

Australia's Group stage matches:
Sat, June 6
14:00 local, 13:00 GMT
3rd Match
Group C - Australia v West Indies
Kennington Oval, London

Mon, June 8 Floodlit Match
17:30 local, 16:30 GMT
8th Match,
Group C - Australia v Sri Lanka
Trent Bridge, Nottingham


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  3. Yo! Its June 6th and June 8th. Not May


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