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    Default Australia cricket coach says pace attack a big factor

    Ninth-ranked Australia lost the series 2-1 but took plenty of confidence from the 94-run result.


    Australia coach Mickey Arthur wants his pacemen Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc to be picked alongside each other for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, whether the pitches suit the quicks or not.

    Arthur says the way 22-year-old Starc (3-11) and 19-year-old Cummins (3-15) sliced through Pakistan s batting for their lowest-ever total of 74 in Monday night s third game of their T20 series in Dubai on an unhelpful pitch shows the value of speedsters in any conditions.

    Ninth-ranked Australia lost the series 2-1 but took plenty of confidence from the 94-run result, their second-biggest winning margin, in the dead-rubber game.

    David Warner (59) and Shane Watson (47) shared an Australian record partnership for any wicket of 111 in a total of 7-168 before Starc s left-arm inswingers and Cummins pace were too much for Pakistan.

    Australia s opening Group B clash is against Ireland in Colombo on September 19. "They have got a little bit of extra pace," Arthur said of Cummins and Starc who both claimed career-best figures.

    "The best way to stop the (scoring) rate in Twenty20 cricket is by taking wickets, so you need guys who do something a little bit different. "So you want those x-factor players.

    Arthur said that the dry and dusty pitch conditions typical in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan shouldn t deter the selectors in opting for speed over spin during the World T20. "I ve heard it so often said that pace doesn t play a role in the sub-continent," said Arthur.

    "Pace through the air plays a role anywhere. If the guys can deliver their variations like they did tonight, they re going to pick up a lot of wickets. "We ve got the x-factor of a little bit of pace.

    "We don t possess a Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan s offspinner who was man of the series) but we ve got other guys who certainly compensate for that. "Brad Hogg bowling through the middle overs has the ability like Saeed Ajmal has to take wickets."

    Arthur declared pre-game he would back wrist-spinner Hogg despite the fact the 41-year-old could be expensive. However Hogg was another star performer as he claimed 1-11, the most economical figures ever from an Australian in a four-over spell.

    Australia s batting dominance came after they d been skittled for 89 in last Wednesday s game one and lost game two in a tie-break extra-over eliminator by one run.

    Arthur said Australia reaped the rewards of aggressive cricket after being too tentative in game one.

    Warner was named man of the match for his 34-ball 59, his six sixes highlighted by a switch-hit with a right-hander s stance.

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    Default Re: Australia cricket coach says pace attack a big factor

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    aur woh right hand wala warner ka six kamaal tha

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