Bailey has Twenty20 vision
AUSTRALIAN captain George Bailey believes his team is capable of winning the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka later this month.
The humiliating defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the first of three games in Dubai suggests that will take some doing.
Pakistan won the game by seven wickets after bowling the Aussies out for their second-lowest total in the history of the short version of the game ... 89. The total was the lowest since England dismissed Australia for 79 in 2005.
Only David Warner (22), Cameron White (15) and Bailey (14) reached double figures.
In reply, Kamran Akmal top-scored for Pakistan with an unbeaten 31 that included three fours and a six. It sealed Australia's heaviest loss in terms of balls remaining.
"I'm very disappointed and there's plenty to go away and work on. You don't ever want to be setting those sorts of records," Bailey said. "I still think we can win it (the World Cup). Definitely. Absolutely, but I certainly don't think we'd win if we played like we did today."
The second game takes place at the same venue at 2am AEST tomorrow.