Australia captain Steve Smith says he and his side are determined to win the World T20, the one piece of silverware that is missing from the Aussies’ trophy cabinet.
With the tournament in India though, Smith knows it will be tough as Australia always struggle on the slow subcontinent surfaces.
Smith, speaking to reporters as the Aussies were preparing to leave for South Africa, also feels host nation India could be the biggest threat standing between his team and the global trophy.
The 26-year-old Smith said at Sydney airport: “On any given day in T20 cricket any side can be dangerous, an individual can take a game away from you.
“(But) I think India in Indian conditions are going to be very tough to beat. They’re a very good side as we saw out here in the three Twenty20s we played in Australia so I think they’re going to be right up there.”
“It’s one that’s alluded us, the T20 World Cup, and it would be great to win that trophy, that’s our goal. It’s going to be a tough tour in India, in conditions that are foreign to us.
“But it’s really exciting and I think we’ve got the squad to give that tournament a real shake.”