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White looks to pacer Cummins for fireworks against Proteas

October 11, 2011 - Cape Town

Impressed skipper Cameron White is lokking to 18-year-old speedster Pat Cummins to provide the fireworks Australia need to win their Twenty20 series in South Africa.

White also said that he was also looking forward to batting tyro David Warner to deliver in the two-game Twenty20 series, which starts in Cape Town on Friday.

White is confident his side can improve on their 2-0 series loss to Sri Lanka two months ago.

The 28-year-old Victorian must overcome the disappointment of being omitted from Australia's squad for the three-match series of one-dayers against South Africa, which starts on October 19.

"It's just the way it is. It's only a short stay. We think we'll be very competitive ... We've got a very strong side. We're coming off a winter back in Australia - some of The Other Guys that have come from home haven't played much," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted White, as saying.

"Although you'd like to be together for longer in the lead-up, at least most of the guys have had some Twenty20 cricket, and I think that's better preparation than just nets and coming off an Australian winter," he added.

The Proteas are resting Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis while A. B. de Villiers is out with a finger injury.

"There's no doubt that they're a great side and they'll be very tough to beat," White said.


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