Australia hold no fears for England's Bresnan

Updated: 12 May 2010 15:39 IST

Tim Bresnan has put the rest of the world on notice to expect something "more special" from him as England go in search of their first major ODI troph

Australia hold no fears for England's Bresnan

Gros Islet, Saint Lucia:

Tim Bresnan has put the rest of the cricket world on notice to expect something "more special" from him as England go in search of their first major one-day trophy.

And he insists England are unconcerned by who they now come up against at the World Twenty20 - even an in-form Australia - after reaching the last four in the Caribbean.

"We're not finished yet," Bresnan told reporters on Tuesday.

"We don't want to be the team that gets to the semis and says 'that's a pretty good effort'. We've actually come to win this thing.

"If you keep winning, you get on a roll and it's difficult to stop.

"If we keep playing the brand of cricket we can play, it doesn't really matter who we play against," he added.

"We'll do our homework before, put our plans in place; we'll have respect for the opposition but we won't be scared of anyone."

The 25-year-old Yorkshire all-rounder helped set the seal on England's passage to the World Twenty20 semi-finals during a three-wicket Super Eights defeat of New Zealand here on Monday that ensured they would be involved in Thursday's opening last four clash, also at Beausejour.

Pace bowler Bresnan took one wicket for 20 runs and then made an unbeaten 23 from just 11 balls as England, after a stutter, won to knock the Black Caps out of the tournament.

However, Bresnan said neither he nor England had peaked.

"I do believe I've still got a little bit more in the tank, a little bit more of me that I can show you.

"You're probably going to be surprised again - like you were, a few months ago, in Bangladesh.

"But I've known myself I've always had that ability, and you're going to see something a little bit more special yet.

"I've always had these performances in me; you're actually starting to see them come out of me now."

Bresnan is relishing his dual tasks but stressed all members of England's team had it in them to be match-winners, a point that was proved on Monday when the team won without Kevin Pietersen, in London for the birth of his son, although the star batsman expects to be back in time for the semi-finals.

"I'm feeling very, very relaxed in my role and I'm enjoying the responsibility of bowling the first and last over and batting at seven - a 'finishing' position," Bresnan said.

"Everyone's really excited with where we're heading for the future. We're getting better every day, and it's fantastic to be a part of it.

"On this trip so far, 75 percent of the lads have had a match-winning performance.

"The rest of the lads that haven't done something spectacular are saving it for the semis and the final."



Topics : Cricket James Anderson Tim Bresnan
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