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Kasprowicz confident of bouncing back

18/06/2005 06:09:05 AM Comments (0)

Fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz is confident Australia can bounce back strongly from successive losses in its first match of the triangular one-day cricket series, against Bangladesh in Cardiff.

"We have to play well, there's no doubt about that, and it's something you're guaranteed to see," Kasprowicz said at Australia's training session.

The world champions can get their Ashes tour back on track with a strong showing against Bangladesh after losses to England in the Twenty20 match and county side Somerset in the past week.

While the bowling and fielding was a major concern against Somerset, Bangladesh should not pose too much of a problem given it was thrashed by 10 wickets by England at The Oval.

Australia has won all six one-day clashes against the cricket minnows, but Kasprowicz said effort was put in to planning for the series opener.

"That's one of the things we didn't well do against Somerset and one of the things that we will do in the next game," he said.

After being belted for 0-89 from his eight overs against Somerset, Kasprowicz said Australia would have its game face on Saturday even though the one-dayers were the warm-up for the Ashes Tests against England.

"Every game you play, every game you're representing Australia you're taking deadly serious," he said.

"There's no warm-ups to it.

"I think we have to get out there and play better than we have done which we know we certainly can." Australia is likely to rest paceman Brett Lee, who is nursing a minor shoulder injury in his right bowling arm.

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