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Clarke aiming to keep T20 momentum going

James Fiztpatrick | cricket20

Australia’s preparations this years Twenty20 World up in the West Indies continues tomorrow when they face the Kiwis in Wellington in the first of two Twenty20 Internationals this weekend.

After easily beating the defending Twenty20 World Champions Pakistan and an under performing West Indies in Australia this summer the Aussies attentions now turn to the Kiwis as they look to make it 4 Twenty20 wins in a row.

The Aussies will be looking to keep their impressive momentum going with players like David Warner and Shane Watson shining during the recent 8 wicket victory over the West Indies at the SCG on Tuesday,

"It's important for us to get that momentum leading up to the World Cup," said Aussie Twenty20 captain Michael Clarke.

"We haven't been as good as we would have liked in this format of the game and we've set goals to continue to play good cricket in all three forms of the game” he added.

"We've been training hard. New Zealand have got a wonderful Twenty20 side and we know we're going to have to be at our best. These two games are great preparation leading into the Twenty20 World Cup."

"I think the bowlers win you games in Twenty20 cricket and we've seen that in the last couple of games we've played in Australia," said Clarke. “I think our batters have performed okay. Our bowlers have performed outstandingly. We have a really good attack.”

"We have plenty of pace but we have a good mixture of medium-pacers. Steve Smith is a very good leg spinner and we've a couple of part-timers as well. Our combination of bowlers is what's important. I believe our bowlers will win us a lot of Twenty20 games."

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