Australia had to face extreme humiliation by the hands of MS Dhoni’s India, as the visitors whitewashed the Kangaroos in the three match T20I series. Australia’s mediocre performances were criticized throughout the T20 leg of the tour and former greats also felt that the Kangaroos were nowhere near being fully prepared for the ICC World T20.
Stand in captain Shane Watson though, felt otherwise and said that he is upbeat despite the series drubbing. Watson, who scored an enthralling century in the third T20I at Sydney, said that the Australians had to get their best XI right before the marquee tournament began in India.
“I don’t think there’s a hell of a lot to worry about; it’s more just about solidifying our roles. About who’s going to play bowling wise, and who’s going to bowl during the powerplays, middle overs etc. I think once they’re able to get that right, which no doubt will happen before the South African tour, that’ll go a long way in helping us execute our roles,” said Watson.
Watson also added that the younger inexperienced players would only get better with time. The more some of these guys play against world-class players, they’re going to get better. We’ve got a lot out of the last three games to learn. But the important thing is to get the team sorted out,” Watson said.
When quizzed about his own batting, Watson said that he would love to open the innings. “I certainly do enjoy opening the batting, there’s no doubt about that. It has always suited my game and my mentality as well.” “But I have batted in all different slots in all different formats, and any chance that I get to play for cricket in Australia and in any format, I’m happy to bat anywhere. I absolutely love being out there and, at this point, I’m very happy to bat anywhere.”