Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Tait can't wait to burn rivals.

FAST-bowling menace Shaun Tait wants to "shake up and roll" opposition batsmen in a World Cup strike force with Australia teammate Brett Lee.

The imposing Adelaide Hills boy pipped New South Wales seamer Stuart Clark for the final pace berth in Australia's 15-man squad announced yesterday for cricket's Caribbean showcase.

Tait, 23, vowed to use the speed that sealed his spot to prove his limited-overs credentials and terrorise opposition.

"I will try to shake them up. It's the same attitude Brett Lee has," Tait said.

"You have one or two bowlers who can run in and stir the pot a bit with the new ball.

"I suppose I add something different, which was probably the attraction.

"I like hanging around with Brett, we talk about bowling fast together. It would be great to steam in with him."

Tait aims to exploit an ability to gain reverse swing on slow, dry West Indies pitches and become the "Dr Death" of the Aussie attack.

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