Posted: 10:58a.m. IST, August 28, 2012
Sydney, Aug 28(ANI): Australia captain Michael Clarke has called for his team to improve their away form in one-day international cricket, starting from their three-match series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Australia have had a mixed time on their travels in recent times, drawing 2-2 in the West Indies before losing 4-0 in England last month.
The one-day series against Pakistan would be followed by a three-match Twenty20 series against the same opponents ahead of next month's ICC World T20 championship, and Clarke has ordered his young players to get more consistent away from the comfort of home.
That's our goal as a team - to make sure we're playing as well (as we are) at home, away. I think our cricket in general back in Australia has been a lot more consistent than away from Australia, so that's certainly a goal of the Australian team to make sure we're performing overseas, the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Clarke, as saying.
Like Australia, Pakistan has also had some mixed ODI results this year, as they also lost 4-0 to England in the UAE in February, then won the Asia Cup, but suffered a 3-1 series loss to Sri Lanka in June.
Clarke said: Both teams are keen to get some consistency, I guess, back into the one-day game. I think Pakistan are a lot like Australia in the fact that they have a lot of talent - it's just about performing consistently. (ANI)