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Don't worry about it - Bracken
13 Jul 2007
By: Zac Gelman


Star Australian ODI bowler Nathan Bracken has urged his fellow teammates not to take the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa too seriously.

"If you take it too seriously it will just do your head in," said the bowler who has taken 112 wickets in 67 ODIs for Australia.

"Having watched games and played in games you can definitely see how if you start to worry where every ball goes and you get stressed about being hit for four or for six, you can do your head in. Batters are going to take you on and it does not matter who you are and how you are bowling, they are going to hit good balls for four."

"It comes down to being adaptable as quickly as you can and settling down into a situation and trying to get as many dot balls as you can or maybe just as fewer balls going to the boundary or over it as you can. In South Africa the grounds are quite small so the pressure will be on there as well."

Bracken also said the inaugural tournament starting in September would be a good chance to see where the future of format lies and just how popular it is on a global scale.


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