Smith said all four injury concerns – Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile – were “tracking well” and should be in contention to feature in the three matches in South Africa. Australia gets their World T20 campaign underway against New Zealand in Dharamsala on March 18.
Steve Smith, Australian skipper is planned to secure the one major international cricket trophy for his country. He thinks India is going to be tough to beat when they host the World T20 next month. The Australia squad, world champions in 50 overs cricket and number one in the Test world ranking, flew to South Africa on Sunday morning to prepare for the March 8 to April 13 tournament.
Recently, India has won T20 series with 3-0. “On any given day in T20 cricket any side can be dangerous, an individual can take a game away from you,” Smith told reporters at Sydney airport. He added, “I think India in Indian conditions is going to be very tough to beat. They’re a very good side as we saw out here in the three T20s we played in Australia so I think they’re going to be right up there.” He also added that “It’s one that’s alluded us, the T20 World Cup, and it would be great to win that trophy, that’s our goal. It’s going to be a tough tour in India, in conditions that are foreign to us. But it’s really exciting and I think we’ve got the squad to give that tournament a real shake.”
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“I’m not really sure of the makeup of our top three or four yet, obviously, there’s a lot of guys who that fill those position,” Smith said. “We’ve got three games to have a look at that before the World Cup. We’ve got some very destructive and talented batters up the top of the order that we can choose from,” he added.
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