Australian T20 team has best depth
Melbourne: After struggling to come to grips with the short format since it became an international fixture in 2005, Australia are now one win from advancing to their first World Twenty20 final.
Former Opener Mark Waugh believes the selectors have sent a squad to this year`s tournament with the "best depth of any team going around."
"They have nine blokes that can hit the ball over the fence and three guys that can bowl the ball 150kmh," Waugh told foxsports.com.au.
"Even if they lose a couple of early wickets, they`ve still got the depth to keep going hard, where as a lot of other teams really only have two or three batsmen they can rely on," he said.
Australia has demolished opposition bowling attacks on their way to five straight victories and bowling trio of Dirk Nannes, Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Tait have struck fear in the hearts of opponents.
"It doesn`t matter what form of the game - if you`ve got fast bowlers, batsmen don`t like it. And we`ve got three guys that bowl 150kmh - I haven`t seen any team collar our fast bowlers. They are all coming in from different angles with unorthodox bowling styles.”
"Dirk Nannes is a hard bowler to pick up - his action`s a bit ungainly - and Shaun Tait has a very different action as well," Fox Sports quoted Waugh, as saying.
If they can defeat Pakistan again, Australia will have achieved their best result at the tournament and made amends for their exit at the group stages in England last year.