Shane Watson says Australia are well placed for Twenty20 World Cup

Shane Watson has been part of four Aussie squads that have failed to lift Twenty20 World Cup, the only piece of major cricket silverware to elude Australia.

updated: March 12, 2014 17:50 IST
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Shane Watson feels Australia have the best chance to win the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh. This is the only piece of major cricket silverware to elude the former 50-over world champions. The 32-year-old Watson has been part of four squads that have failed to win the world T20. This time, Watson feels, the Aussies are in pole position.

The most recent Aussie attempt to win the Twenty20 World Cup came in 2012, when Watson was player of the tournament but Australia fell at the semi-final stage against eventual winners West Indies. Speaking to reporters in Durban, Watson said: "This is the best squad we've ever assembled in Twenty20 cricket," said Watson, twice crowned player of the series in the Indian Premier League.

"We've got the most balanced side and balanced (national T20) squad I've ever been involved in. We really do have firepower in our batting order, all the way down to No.10. We've got high-quality opening bowlers, death bowlers and spinners. We have versatility. In all conditions, against any opposition we can match up really well," said the star all-rounder.

"Twenty20 cricket is fickle, but if you have a lot of match-winners in your team you've got more of a chance of it being someone's day," added Watson. Australia's T20 World Cup campaign starts on March 23 against Pakistan in Mirpur (Dhaka).

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