Zimbabwe sees hope in the absence of Sachin, Sehwag

Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2002, 2:30 [IST]
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New Delhi: Even as Indian coach John Wright exuded confidence of a good showing in the One-day series, Zimababwe was looking to sneak into the home team's citadel in the absence of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.

With both the hard-hitting Indian batsmen forced out due to injuries, Zimbabwe smelt more than a chance to avenge the 0-2 Test series defeat in the One-day series. Experienced Zimbawean all-rounder and former captain Heath Streak said he saw hope in the absence of Tendulkar and Sehwag. "The absence of these two batsmen will definitely be felt. The firepower of the Indians will be reduced and we hope to cash in on that," Streak said. "Sachin is in his own league and Sehwag is also a very explosive batsman. Both are capable of destroying any bowling," he said.

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