Bowling in short bursts has helped, says Tait

Shaun Tait has shown impressive form in the three World Cup games so far

By CricketCountry Staff

Bangalore: Mar 7, 2011

Australian paceman Shaun Tait says that captain Ricky Ponting s commitment to use him in short bursts has enabled him to perform well at the World Cup. “‘I think it’s perfect. I’ve been doing this for a while. The times I ve played one-day cricket for Australia, this is the way I’ve been used. It’s been brilliant, I think,” he was quoted as saying by The Age.

Tait has recuperated from shoulder surgery only in late December before further injuries ensured he missed the early part of seven-match ODI series against England, figuring in only the last two games.

Tait even missed Australia’s first practice match against India but shaped up well in the World Cup, claiming six wickets in three matches at an average of 15.33.

He said that staying fresh was key to his success so far in the World Cup. “‘Everything has been pretty good, I ve stayed pretty fresh. There s been decent gaps between games, which has been good for the fast bowlers but good for any player really.'”

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