Past ODI wins in India no advantage for us: George Bailey

Australia's stand-in captain for the ODI series in India says he will surprised if his side beat the hosts 6-1 to regain the No.1 ranking.

updated: October 12, 2013 18:10 IST
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Pune: They are determined to recapture the number one spot in ICC rankings but Australia skipper George Bailey on Saturday said it would be "silly" to assume that the visitors would be able to thrash India by the requisite 6-1 margin in the seven-match series starting in Pune on Sunday.

"I think it will be silly to go hoping for a 6-1 result. It's a long way away and realistically I will be very surprised if that happens. It's one match at a time focus for us," Bailey told reporters at the pre-match press conference.

The Tasmanian, when reminded that Australia had never lost a best-of-seven bilateral ODI series in India winning 4-2 on the two previous occasions, said his team would not gain any extra plus from this fact.

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