Australia wary of becoming ‘giant killer’ Ireland’s next big WC scalp

Ireland has earned themselves tag of giant killers after conquering England at last 50-over World Cup.

Written by Agencies | Sydney | Published: September 18, 2012 3:32 pm

Australia all rounder Shane Watson has said they are taking their T20 World Cup opening group match against minnows Ireland very seriously,and are wary of becoming their opponent’s next big scalp in a major tournament.

Ireland has earned themselves the tag of giant killers after conquering England at the last 50-over World Cup and booting Pakistan out of the one before that.

“Not too many guys have been talking about it,but deep inside everyone knows they are a very dangerous team,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Watson,as saying.

“They’ve got some highly skilled players and we certainly have to be at our best to make sure we dominate the game. For us to achieve the success we want we need to be at our best against Ireland straight up to make a statement in our first game,because we have been very up and down with our form,” he added.

Even coach Mickey Arthur conveyed a similar feeling of trepidation,saying: I know I’ll only rest easy when that game’s passed. That’s not through fear of failure. They have been a giant-killer and they’re playing with a quite nice bit of freedom. Any team in this competition can win if they have a good day.”

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