Former OZ captain Allan Border advices team to gear up for World Cup

ANI| Updated: Feb 14, 2014, 15:54 PM IST

Washington: Allan Border has advised the Australian team to be prepared for playing the World Cup on home soil next year.

Allan recalled the 1992 World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand, where the Australian team, then captained by him, was shattered after it failed to make it to the semi finals.

Allan said that the team was probably one of the favoured sides but they couldn`t get anything going until right at the end, and missed out on the finals by percentage.

According to, Australia is set to play 10 one-day games next season leading into the event around Test series against Pakistan in the UAE during October, and India in Australia and a triangular series against India and England leads straight into Australia`s opening World Cup match against England at the MCG on February 14 next year.

Allan said that this time the team will be targeting the World Cup a lot better.