Rahul Dravid, the Indian captain, has refused to be drawn in to speculating about the World Cup pitches, most of which have been re-laid for the tournament beginning on March 13, and has said that his team was “fully equipped” to deal with any conditions.
India, he asserted, were motivated more towards winning their matches.
“I don’t want to go there (to the Caribbean) with any pre-conceived ideas that wickets will be slow or fast.
“I believe that we’ve got the team that can do well in all conditions if we play to our potential,” he told reporters.
Dravid said that the Indian team had the talent to take on the big challenge ahead.
“Our chances in the World Cup are good. Hope we play to our potential.
“We have the talent and it’s only a question of our performance now,” he said.
“(The) World Cup is a unique event. If you get on a bit of a roll there you can crack whatever the opposition you are facing like we did the last time.
“It’s a question of performance in the two months that matters,” he added.
Questioned about a certain lackadaisical attitude in the side, Dravid replied: “Honesty is the best way to get the message across to a non-performer. I think we’ve to be honest to people. Not that we’re trying to find a solution for them. We always believe that we try to make every one a better player”.
Source:The NewsMore on:India, Rahul Dravid, World Cup
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