Langer's Twenty20 bully boys

Source - epost.co.uk

Justin Langer wants Somerset to bully their way to Twenty20 Cup glory this summer.

The Cidermen open their account in the shortened version of the game when they go head to head with Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

And the captain believes Somerset have the power to intimidate their rivals in a Midland/Wales and West group that also includes Northants, Worcestershire, Glamorgan and Gloucestershire.

Somerset's batting prowess has raised the prospect of them regaining the Twenty20 title they last won two years ago. And Langer is not about to disagree with those who are tipping the county for further glory.

He explained: "Twenty20 is all about being aggressive and believing in yourself.

"We have plenty of guys who fall into that bracket. We've benefited from playing some very aggressive cricket in the Championship and we will approach Twenty20 in exactly the same way.

"Twenty20 demands powerful batting and we have plenty of that here at Somerset.

"We have match-winners, guys who can attack from any position and dominate the bowling."

Having fought hard on two fronts in the Championship and Friends Provident Trophy so far this summer, Langer is looking forward to the change in tempo afforded by Twenty20 Cup cricket.

He said: "It's great fun. Twenty20 is brash and the players love it.

"We're looking forward to the music, the coloured clothing and the crowds."
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