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Former pacer Brett Lee believes with David Warner in prime form, “underdogs” Australia are well poised to clinch their first ICC T20 World Cup title this time.

But for that to happen, Australia first will have to beat in-form Pakistan in the second semifinal on Thursday.

“After almost a month of action, it all comes down to five days, four teams and three matches at the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2021. And I reckon this could be Australia’s year,” he wrote in a column for the ICC.

“… I sense the belief in the Australia camp and I think there is some real momentum there. Everything is clicking nicely ahead of Thursday’s semi-final against Pakistan.”

Lee said he had faith on Warner’s ability to regain form and had a chat with him ahead of the tournament.

“I was speaking to David Warner before it started and told him ‘I have you down to be Australia’s leading run-scorer, so don’t let me down!’ I did that on the belief that he is a big-match player, a big tournament player and that has not changed. Aaron Finch has found some form, Mitchell Marsh is hitting the ball well and Glenn Maxwell will come good.”

In the run-up to the World Cup, Australia…

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