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Steve Waugh: Australia must be wary of West Indies

Rediff – Former Australia captain Steve Waugh in his column writes that he is impressed by West Indies’ destructive batting.

Summary

  • IMAGE: World Cups are won by the teams that gather momentum and confidence as the tournament unfolds, writes Steve Waugh.
  • If you are good enough, you can utilise the conditions to swing the match in your team’s favour more so than the bland cookie-cutter pitches that are so often rolled out for one-day cricket that totally favour the batsman.
  • As such you will see phases of the game that resemble a Test match, such as a short-of-a-length fast-bowling barrage, a measured innings from a top-order batsman and more than one slip fielder being employed.
  • World Cups are won by the teams that gather momentum and confidence as the tournament unfolds.
  • The West Indies will provide a more realistic gauge on how the team are tracking, for they possess a squad full of match winners that can dominate if they gain any sense of ascendency in a match.


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