Bracken says plenty to learn about Twenty20May 7th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, May 7 (ANI): Australian pacer Nathan Bracken says there is much to learn from the Twenty20 format of cricket and believes the current squad of which he is a part is light on experience in this form of the game.
“The result probably isn’t one that will be the be all and end all, but it will be what we actually take out of it,” Fox Sports quoted Bracken, as saying.
“I guess how the guys play, learning things about how the Pakistan side sets up, how they go about Twenty20 and just making sure our guys get some time out there and get to experience a game. We haven’t played it a lot, a couple of game obviously in South Africa, but it’s just about learning and seeing where they’re going and I guess each time you play a team it gives you a chance to see what’s happening and make sure you’re heading in the right direction,” he added.
With Australia’s five-game one-day series in the United Arab Emirates having produced low scores on slow, turning wickets, he said it would be valuable experience coping with playing a Twenty20 game in Dubai.
“That’s probably the big issue you get and the thing is it comes up at each ground you play,” he said.
“You might sit there in a 50-over game and you take a risk and it doesn’t come off or you may hold back on taking a risk a little bit longer. That’s the hardest thing probably with Twenty20 is assessing as quickly as possible what’s a good total and making sure if it is going to be a 130, 140 game that you don’t go too hard and you’re not 5-50 because you can’t really come back from there.” (ANI)
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