ICC World Twenty20: Australia set for Pakistan's spin assault

Australia skipper George Bailey said spin-heavy Pakistan hold the advantage for Sunday's ICC World Twenty20 tie. Australia will be without all-rounder James Faulkner for the opening match.

updated: March 22, 2014 15:39 IST
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Dhaka: Injury-plagued Australia begin their quest for the only major title missing from their overflowing cupboard when they clash with shaky Pakistan in the ICC World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. Pakistan's seven-wicket drubbing at India's hands on Friday night should give Australia added confidence for the group two Super-10 game at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. But skipper George Bailey refused to take victory for granted, insisting instead that it was spin-heavy Pakistan that held the advantage.

"I don't think we have any advantage," Bailey said. "If anything, they have probably got the advantage in terms of having played here and got used to the conditions.

"We have not played at this ground yet. It is going to be fresh for us. We have to adjust pretty quickly."

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