Pak, Australia look forward to ICC World Twenty20 2009May 6th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, May 6 (ANI): Pakistan cricket captain Younus Khan and his Australian counterpart Brad Haddin moved into Twenty20 mode by saying that they were looking forward to the face-off on Thursday. They also said they were looking forward to next month’s Twenty20 World Cup in England.
“We’re looking forward to the event in England and we’d definitely like to take the trophy home with us. We had a good tournament in 2007 in South Africa, reaching the final but losing to India. This time around we want to go all the way and win it,” Younus said.
“We’re excited about playing in England and being in a group with them and the Netherlands will provide its own challenges. It’s always tough playing the hosts but I’m confident my side will do well,” he added.
Haddin, standing in as captain of the Australia side for tomorrow’s T20I against Pakistan said: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in the summer’s ICC World Twenty20 in England, the country where this format of the game was created.
“We’ve got a tough group stage with the West Indies and Sri Lanka in our pool but I’m confident we’ll make it through. It would be great to be part of a team that adds the ICC World Twenty20 trophy to Australia’s existing trophy cabinet.
“It’s an impressive looking trophy and one we’d definitely like to lift in England this summer.” (ANI)
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