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India will be out to defend T20 title: Ishant

Ishant Sharma was not part of the Indian squad that lifted the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 but the beanpole pacer has no doubt that the team would do whatever it takes to defend the title in England later this year.

cricket Updated: Feb 10, 2009 05:33 IST

Ishant Sharma was not part of the Indian squad that lifted the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in 2007 but the beanpole pacer has no doubt that the team would do whatever it takes to defend the title in England later this year.

"We will try our level best to win it again", said Ishant, who felt the format was tilted well in favour of the batsmen.

Ishant was talking to reporters during the unveiling of the ICC World Twenty20 trophy in Colombo on Monday.

Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene felt Twenty20 posed fresh challenge for both the batsmen and bowlers and said, " "Batsmen have to be innovative and bowlers need to look for different options."

The trophy will be taken around the world in the lead up to the ICC World Twenty20 to be staged in England from June 5 to 21.

"It's a bold new concept. It offered international cricketers new challenges," Jayawardene said.

The Sri Lanka captain went on to say that 300-plus scores registered more often now was a direct fallout of the Twenty20 format.