Oz to use England ODI series as plank to leap frog back to top spot: Bracken

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Sydney, Sep 3(ANI): Australian cricketer Nathan Bracken has said that the team is confident of regaining the top spot in world one-day cricket rankings, and will use the seven match one-day series against England as a ladder to leap back to the top.

Australia are currently ranked third in the world, and can regain the top spot, if they win all the seven matches against England and then rely on New Zealand or Sri Lanka to beat India at least once in their series in Colombo.

"It's about getting out here playing some cricket and probably getting this side back to where we should be. We want to be the best in the world. We don't want to sit second, third, fourth or fifth," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Bracken, as saying.

"Here it's a process of turning it around and showing that we are the best, showing that we can compete with anybody anywhere, and this is a perfect place to start and hopefully move forward from here into South Africa," he added.

Bracken further said that players who took part in the Test series would want to leave with something to show for their tour, and insisted that all the players who have been missing action for a while are willing to hit the field.

"I know personally I'm sick of training, I want to start playing," Bracken said.

"I'm sick of seeing the inside of nets. The boys are ready to go and hopefully we can get out there and put some good performances on to start the series," he added. (ANI)

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