“I think Pakistan are very strong in this form of gambling. We will have to be at our best. They are the world champions, so they are flying high on confidence. They would like tones slower than spin a bit, “Clarke told reporters.
“I guess as always beating Australia like every country seems to do. For us, it is sure to get a lot of information on how their players bowl, whisk the hitters,” he added.
Led by Shahid Afridi unpredictably, Pakistan are no heavyweights like Younus Khan, Shoaib Malik and others who have been banned and fined for indiscipline. In fact, Afridi also was fined for indiscipline during the tour of Australia in January.
Adding to their problems is damage to the main pacemaker Umar Gul, but Clarke said that the impoverished will pose a difficult challenge, however, in the first match of Group A.
Australia is served by a very rude reminder of his not very impressive Twenty20 history when they lost by one run to Zimbabwe in a warm-up match here, but Clarke chose to look at the positives from defeat.
“We have a lot of that game. And as I say, that the rules of the game so that everyone could have a chance for us to have a better idea of what our first XI will be,” he said.
“I’m sure we have the talent and potential. We just have to execute our skills to the best of our ability. In this form of gambling, you can not afford a rather poorly with the bat or ball.
“The result against Zimbabwe is another kick in the butt to show that in this form of the game we’re all equal. We are all equal,” he said.
Australia must not go beyond the preliminary stage even about the last time, and Clarke said the team is willing to make amends this year.
“I do not want to leave the second game. We want to win every game in this tournament. The last thing we can afford is to lose games and expect results from other teams.
“Everything I asked of the boys since we got our preparation is to get the best. Bring on Sunday,” he said