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