Tuesday 18 March 2014 

Video - Australia Desperate To Win This - Bailey

Watch as Australia captain George Bailey says that Australia are as desperate as anybody to win the ICC World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh.

Australia have never won the ICC World Twenty20 but have reached the final once (2010) and the semi-finals twice (2007, 2012).

Bailey leads a squad packed with strong hitters, experienced all-rounders and wily bowlers although they face the challenge of a group that includes India, Pakistan and the West Indies, three teams that have previously won the competition.

Bailey says he would dearly love to lead Australia to victory in the tournament, which remains the one global trophy they have not yet won.

"We are certainly very keen to win it and I think given Australia's history at World Cups and what not, it's something we like to rectify in terms of winning it," Bailey said.

"But we are no more desperate than any other World Cup and we are no more desperate than any side who is here, I would imagine.

"Like any World Cup it is really challenging to win because you have to play your best cricket over a two week period and there's a lot of the tournament that basically becomes knock out, so that's really challenging.

"But in terms of desperateness or how much we want to win I think the fact that it is a World Cup is all the motivation you need."

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