It~~s advantage Windies at home turf: Kallicharran

Published: Sunday, March 4, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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London:West Indies legend Alvin Kallicharran is confident home advantage will boost the Caribbean side's fortunes in the cricket World Cup beginning March 13.

Kallicharran, who was part of the team that won the first two editions of the showpiece event in 1975 and 1979, said, ''I hope it's going to rejuvenate our players playing at home in front of big crowds in new stadiums.''

''It will be a great thing for us. We are not a bad one-day team, the batting order is good and the bowling is not as quick as it was but they are good enough to bowl 10 overs.

''If they create an impact early in the tournament that means they are going to create a buzz,'' Kallicharran told BBC World Service.

The diminutive left-handed batsman said the World Cup is wide and teams from Indian sub-continent would play a big part in the slow wickets of the Caribbean.

''Australia know what it's all about. England are peaking at the right time, New Zealand are a dark horse,'' he said.


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