Matthew Wade backs Australia quicks to come good against England

Matthew Wade says Aussie quicks can give England batsman a run for their money Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Jun 26, 2012

Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade believes that his side has enough pace power to trouble England s in-form batting line-up in their five-match One-Day International series starting on Friday at Lord s.

“We have three or four blokes who bowl over 150km/h so it has been a bit of a nightmare in the past few weeks facing those guys in the nets. I think we have the firepower to counter those guys,” Wade said.

After losing to Australia 6-1 at home following the 2009 Ashes, England have won their past six one-day series on home soil.

Both the England openers Ian Bell and Alastair Cook gave glimpses of form in their ODI series against West Indies scoring centuries, but Wade says the Aussie pace attack comprising Brett Lee, Pat Cummins, James Pattinson and Mitchell Johnson, while Clint McKay and Ben Hilfenhaus can give them a run for their money.

“In any One-Day International team your top two or three players are really important – if they are scoring hundreds generally they are going to win games,” Wade was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.

“Hence their (England’s) record is outstanding at the moment. We have to find a way to dismiss those guys,” Wade added.