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Clive Lloyd, West Indies‘ chairman of selectors trusts India are daunting opposition but says a disciplined Jamaican attempt can see the reigning defending World champions beaten when the 2 teams meet in a ICC cricket World Cup Pool B match at the WACA Ground on Friday.
CMC reportsIndia are undefeated in last 3 matches in the ongoing ICC World Cup while the Jamaicans have lost 2 of 4 matches, and both teams will be concentrating on victory as important particularly with a position in the next round looming.
On Monday Lloyd said here that the point is that they have a good bowling line up, good batting line up, and a good all-round team. If they bat, they have to make enough runs to get the victory and defend.
He further said that One day International cricket is about who plays good on the day and gets their disciplines right. If Jamaicans do that, they give them a good run for their money. India is the defending champions and they want to be in this International Cricket Council World Cup as long as possible.
He also said that it is quite obvious that this match is crucial for them. They want to play well and if they play to their capability, they will be able to do so.
India opened their crusade with an emphatic 76 runs win over Pakistan and followed up by demolishing South Africa by 130 runs. They just got a little bit confidence defeating minnows United Arab Emirates (UAE) to win by 9 wickets.
Clive Lloyd was quoted saying: “India’s always a formidable side and they’ll continue to be so. But when you set a standard, people expect you to keep that standard all the time. India are doing well, but I hope they don’t do too well on Friday. It will be a good game. India will be good opponents. They’ve been playing well and we’ve been sporadic in our play but we’re hoping that this pitch will suit us quite well. It should be quite an exciting game.”