London: Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins is gearing up to take on Ireland in the T20 World Cup tournament in Sri Lanka after being placed below the Irish team in the ICC T20 rankings.
Expressing confidence in his Australian teammates, Cummins said Ireland would find out in the Twenty20 World Cup which side should be ranked below the other.
“In terms of rankings for T20s, I don`t think we`re anywhere near where we should be. We`re a much better side than that and I think in the World Cup we`ll show that,” a leading daily quoted Cumming, as saying.
Australia tied the second match of their three-game T20 series with Pakistan in Dubai, before losing a one-over eliminator in front of a sell-out crowd of about 25,000 pro-Pakistan fans, which dropped them to the 10th position on the ICC T20 rankings, below the semi-professional Irish side.
The final match in the Pakistan-Australia series is on 10th Sep, before Australia head to Colombo where they`ll take on Ireland in their opening World Cup game on September 19, the paper said.
“After these three games we`ve got two trial games over in Sri Lanka before the World Cup. We`re all upbeat. It`s a really good time for the T20 side to get together and show that we`re better than ranked 10th in the world,” Cummins said.
First Published: Sunday, September 09, 2012, 10:17