Watson wants to remind Kiwis of Australia’s Cup dominance

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has expressed that his side will be fully prepared in their bid to remind New Zealand of their superior record against them at major tournaments.

Australia’s dominance is clearly evident in the sense that they have won 11 of their 15 games against New Zealand in the two major global 50-over competitions – the World Cup and Champions Trophy.

The trans-Tasman opponents are set to renew their rivalry when they will take on each other in the group stage match on Friday in the World Twenty20 in Dharamsala.

“Look there’s no doubt that the Kiwis always play very well and they always punch above their weight (in global tournaments), and they’ve been playing very good cricket especially over the last couple of years,” Watson was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“But knowing the history I’ve had playing against the Kiwis, we’ve always played very well against them.

“There’s still quite a few people, players, who are still there in that New Zealand team who know that history and have been involved in the history as well.

“So we’ll certainly be letting them know of that because they’re going to have to be at their absolute best to beat us,” the veteran all-rounder added.

The pressure on Australia has increased after New Zealand pulled off a stunning win over tournament favourites and hosts India in the opening group match in Nagpur on Tuesday. (ANI)