Australia wary of Bangladesh

With a morale-boosting win over defending champions Pakistan under their belt, Australia will aim to shed the tag of being Twenty20 duds.

Skipper Michael Clarke, leading the team in his first major international tournament, claimed that the Aussies have improved a lot over the past one year and the results here would reflect that. “There’s extra motivation from within the squad, we want to perform better in Twenty20 cricket then we have in general. I think our form has improved over the last 12 months and we’ve started really well,” Clarke has said. “The key is going to be adapting to conditions and I think we’ve got a really good squad to do that.”

But having lost by a run to Zimbabwe in a practice match, Clarke is well aware of the pitfalls of taking Bangladesh lightly.
The Tigers, as Bangladesh are popularly known, have a history of upstaging big teams in big tournaments.
“We certainly would not be taking Bangladesh lightly. They’ve got some wonderful T20 players,” he said.

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