Saturday 22 March 2014 

Video - Bailey Knows Playing Pakistan's Spinners Is Key

Australia captain George Bailey is well aware that how his team plays Pakistan spinners Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez will be crucial when the two teams meet in their ICC World Twenty20 clash.

Pakistan lost their opening match of the tournament, by seven wickets against India as Group 1 of the competition got underway yesterday (21st March).

However, Bailey does not think Pakistan's loss gives Australia any advantage.

"I don't think we have any advantage," said.

"If anything they've probably got the advantage in terms of having played here, got used to the conditions.

"We haven't played at this ground yet, so it will be fresh for us, we will have to adjust really quickly.

He then added that if Australia, who are still chasing a first ICC WT20 title, are to win, they need to play well against Pakistan's talented spinners.

"I think historically, as has been mentioned, the guys we struggled (with) against Pakistan was their spinners.

"So, I think if we are going to win the game we are going to have to play really well against the spinners," he added.

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