Hodge backs Oz to scare rivals in T20 World Cup
Australian cricketer Brad Hodge believes that the team's rivals would be sweating on the prospect of meeting his side in the coming Twenty20 World Cup.
Hodge, who was batting at No. 6 in Australia's T20 clash with South Africa but flayed two sixes in the final over to seal a five-wicket win, has said that he thinks that everyone looking at the winning Australian side would definitely be a little bit concerned when they come up against them.
According to News.com.au, Hodge has said that with the 'firepower with the ball' and the 'hitting artillery' the Australian team has got most bases covered and there would be few teams worrying about them instead of others.
However, Hodge also said that conditions would determine how other teams go, as one cannot sum up who is going to be a threat until they face each other.
South Africa coach Russell Domingo reportedly identified Australia as one of many genuine contenders at the tournament and said that the T20 World Cup is probably going to be one of the more open competitions adding that there are seven or eight teams that have a real chance of winning it.
Australia have reportedly won four T20 wins on the trot and will make it five if they triumph in the match at Centurion on Saturday, ahead of the T20 World Cup.
(Posted on 14-03-2014)