Number one seed Peter Wright says he is the man to beat in World Series triple header Down Under

Peter Wright says he can win all three World Series events this month as he aims to continue his recent run of title-winning successes.

The world number six opened his account for 2019 by winning the World Cup of Darts in Germany, alongside Gary Anderson, in June, and followed that up with victories in the German Darts Masters, as well as Players Championships 19 and 20, last month.

The annual World Series triple-header in Australasia begins in Brisbane this Friday, before tournaments follow in Melbourne and Hamilton later this month.

“I feel really good – I think I can win all of them,” Wright told the PDC.

“I’m going in there as number one seed. As number one seed, all the guys have got to try and beat me.”

Wright went into last month’s World Matchplay in fine form, having won the previous three tournaments, and victories over Vincent van der Voort and Simon Whitlock, on the Winter Gardens stage, stretched his winning run to 20 games.

But the Scot’s latest bid for a first World Matchplay title ended in the quarter-finals, as, despite averaging 104.57, he was beaten 16-13 by Daryl Gurney.

“I played consistent but I missed lots of doubles that let him in,” Wright said. “He didn’t lie down, he played fantastic so hats off to him.

“I said that whoever’s going to beat me has got to play well, and he played well.”

Picture: PDC

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