West Indies aiming to regain lost pride

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

West Indies will seek to clinch their first major title in over two decades when they take on England in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy.

West Indies aiming to regain lost pride

London:

Having defied all predictions, West Indies will seek to clinch their first major title in over two decades when they take on an equally determined England in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy on Saturday. Not many had expected the Caribbeans to make it to the final but the team is on a high after their thumpings wins over superior opponents and will hope to get the momentum going in the summit clash. The former World Champions defeated South Africa and Pakistan in the earlier rounds and will be hoping that captain Brian Lara will be fully fit before they clash with the hosts who are in top form themselves. Lara was hit on the neck by a Shoiab Akhtar bouncer in the semi-finals against Pakistan but the team management expects him to be fit enough to lead the team at the Oval tomorrow. Though the Caribbeans had pipped England to reach the Natwest series final earlier this year, they do not have happy memories of their summer as they were blanked 4-0 in the Test series by the hosts just last month. But West Indies vice captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has already started playing the mind game, saying they will have the psycological advantage due to better performance in the one-dayers. (PTI)

Topics : Cricket
Related Articles
Murali Vijay Has Grown in Stature as a Batsman: Sunil Gavaskar
Murali Vijay Has Grown in Stature as a Batsman: Sunil Gavaskar
MS Dhoni Shares Adorable Picture Of Daughter Ziva On Instagram
MS Dhoni Shares Adorable Picture Of Daughter Ziva On Instagram
3rd ODI: David Warner Ton Powers Australia to Series Clean Sweep Over New Zealand
3rd ODI: David Warner Ton Powers Australia to Series Clean Sweep Over New Zealand
Show Comments
Advertisement