Australian batsman, David Hussey, has called on his team to improve their surprisingly bleak record in Twenty20 Internationals.
Since the 2010 Twenty20 World Cup, Australia, have won four out of the last twelve Twenty20 internationals they have played, including their win against the West Indies at St Lucia on Tuesday.
Hussey, speaking before the second Twenty20 International between Australia and the West Indies, said: “I wasn’t aware of that stat so I guess it’s time we started to win away series. I think that would give us a bit of confidence going into the World Cup in Sri Lanka in September. It’s a big one for us in Barbados.”
If Australia win the second Twenty20 International against the West Indies, it would be their first consecutive win away from home, while also bringing the wait for a series victory to an end.
Hussey, also said that the Australian team’s attitude towards the shorter format of the game has steadily developed over the years, and now, they think and treat it with as much importance as they give to ODIs and Tests.
“Our goal is, with one eye on the World Cup, to get a few plans in place right now and hit the ground running during the World Cup. Last time we finished second here in the West Indies and we really want to go one step better later on this year” Hussey said.
Hussey, will be hoping that his comments will make his team more hungry for a series victory, and restore Australia’s reputation as one of the most formidable sides in the world.