Sydney, Sep 22(ANI): Australia Twenty20 captain George Bailey has said his team's quick bowlers would try to take West Indies' big hitters like Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith and Keiron Pollard in an uncomfortable zone by bowling plenty of bouncers to them during their T20 World Cup clash on Saturday.
"If we can target their helmets a little bit maybe that's a way we can force them to change their plans," News.com.au quoted Bailey, as saying.
"They are good strikers of the ball and the dimensions of the ground and our pace bowlers means one of the keys for our game plan will be making them hit balls into areas they don't like," he added.
"Most of their strikers like to hit the ball down the ground, they like to target mid-on and mid-wicket so if we can force them to hit into different areas that might change up their game plan," he said.
Surprisingly it was Shane Watson who used the bouncer to good intent in the opening game against Ireland last Wednesday night, claiming opposing captain William Porterfield from a top-edged hook with the first ball of the match.
Bailey said: "Watto's tone the other day really set us up. His bouncers were right on the money and it was probably as quick as he's bowled in a while too." (ANI)