Australia Still Have Plenty of Fight Left - Wade

Australia Still Have Plenty of Fight Left - Wade
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Australian wicket-keeper Matthew Wade said his team are up for the challenge ahead of their second ICC Champions Trophy 2013 game against New Zealand.

They suffered a 48-run defeat to arch nemesis England in their first game of the campaign. Wade said: "We're sick of losing to England.

"Obviously they beat us 4-0 last time we were here, any loss hurts, but that one does hurt, we're sick of losing to them. But we'e up for the challenge, understanding we've got to win both games, and we're ready for it."

The Australian squad have to win their two remaining games to stay in the competition, looking ahead to playing New Zealand on Wednesday.

The Black Caps' campaign started with a win against Sri Lanka in Cardiff. Wade said that they are up for the fight ahead in this tough tournament:

"That's the thing with this tournament, everyone that you play is going to be really tough, New Zealand are in terrific form we understand that, so we're up for the challenge, we're ready to go, we back our team."

Wade and his team-mates have suffered a backlash from the media, being accused of a "lack of fight" in their performance against England.

The 25-year-old wicket-keeper said: "Anytime we play for Australia we're going out to do our best and try our hardest.

"So we don't feel that within our team, we're really up for it, we go out there, every time we walk on the field for Australia we're ready to win. We're up for the challenge; we've got plenty of fight in us."

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CT 2013 Fixtures

Fixtures & Results

6th June: India v South Africa, Cardiff
IND 331-7 beat RSA 305 by 26 runs: Report
7th June: Pakistan v West Indies, London
WIN 172-8 beat PAK 170 by 2 wickets: Report
8th June: England v Australia, Birmingham
ENG 269-6 beat AUS 221-9 by 48 runs: Report
9th June: New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Cardiff
NZL 139-9 beat SRI 138 by 1 wicket: Report
10th June: Pakistan v South Africa, Birmingham
RSA 234-9 beat PAK 167 by 67 runs: Report
11th June: India v West Indies, London
IND 236-2 beat WIN 233-9 by 8 wickets: Report
12th June: Australia v New Zealand, Birmingham
AUS 243-8 v NZL 51-2 - match abandoned: Report
13th June: England v Sri Lanka, The Oval
SRI 297-3 beat ENG 293-7 by 7 wickets: Report
15th June: India v Pakistan, Birmingham
IND 102-2 beat PAK 165 by 8 wickets: Report
16th June: England v New Zealand, Cardiff
ENG 169 beat NZL 159-8 by 10 runs: Report
17th June: Australia v Sri Lanka, London
SRI 253-8 beat AUS 233 by 20 runs: Report
19th June: Semi-Final, London
ENG 179-3 beat RSA 175 by 7 wickets: Report
20th June: Semi-Final, Cardiff
IND 182-2 beat SRI 181-8 by 8 wickets: Report
23rd June: Final, Birmingham
IND 129-7 beat ENG 124-8 by 5 runs: Report

Champions Trophy History

Previous Winners

1998: South Africa
2000: New Zealand
2002: India/Sri Lanka
2004: West Indies
2006: Australia
2009: Australia