Australia will not take England lightly – Hauritz

CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) – Australia will  not be taking England lightly in today’s Champions Trophy  semi-final, off-spinner Nathan Hauritz said yesterday.

The Australians recovered from their Ashes defeat this year  to completely outplay England in the one-day series which  followed and crush their hosts 6-1.

“I don’t think the series win will have anything to do with  the match at all,” Hauritz told a news conference. “The only  thing that we can take from that series is that we have got a  bit of a better gauge of each other.

“It is good to play them because we know their game although  they also know ours. It’s a new game and a new venue, so it  doesn’t really matter,” he added.

Hauritz said he had been impressed by England’s form in the  Champions Trophy which brought them victories over South Africa  and Sri Lanka.

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