Reifer looks to trip idol Tendulkar

Updated: 29 September 2009 12:32 IST

West Indies skipper Floyd Reifer on Tuesday hoped that presence of icon Sachin Tendulkar in the rival camp would inspire his fast bowlers to do well.

Reifer looks to trip idol Tendulkar

Johannesburg:

West Indies skipper Floyd Reifer on Tuesday hoped that presence of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar in the rival camp would inspire his fast bowlers to do well in Wednesday's game against India in the Champions Trophy at the Wanderers.

"A lot of our boys have watched him on television and seen how good he is. It would be a challenge bowling to him and get him out. It would do any young bowler a world of good.

"I am sure they would come hard at him and the rest of the Indian team," said Reifer whose team is out of the semifinal race, having lost the first two matches.

West Indies, despite their rearguard batting against Australia, have largely caught eye with their fast bowling in this tournament and the skipper is happy with his pace resources.

"They are all different type of bowlers. Tonge is very tall, Roach is very fast, somebody who has bowled the fastest in this tournament. Bernard is having a great tournament. Tino Best is quick as well. We have a lot of talent and they all are looking to do well," he said.

Tonge has four wickets at an average of 20.00 apiece and his economy rate of 4.00 per over is exceptional. Darren Sammy is not too far behind with an economy rate of 4.82. David Bernard (5.35) is not expensive either.

Reifer though was concerned if the pitch at the Wanderers on Wednesday would be as helpful as it was during his side's first two games.

"When we played our first two games, there was a bit of grass left on the track. What we saw against Sri Lanka and New Zealand, some of the grass had been shaved off. It still is offering bounce and whatever wicket we get, we would try to do our best," he said.

Looking at his side's campaign so far, Reifer said he would take a lot of positives out of the Champions Trophy.

"A couple of our guys have batted well, a few of our guys have bowled well. We have played good cricket. We lost a few crucial wickets against Australia and we let Pakistan off the hook. We have one more game left and would try to play as positive as we can."



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