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India - West Indies Pre-match press conference

Ganeshbabu Venkat | 8:24am gmt 19 Mar 2011
India - West Indies Pre-match press conferenceWithout giving an indication of the playing eleven the Indian captain M.S.Dhoni said that all the playing members would probably have played a game before the knockouts which indicates that we could possibly see Suresh Raina, Sree Santh and Ashwin in action. With Sachin Tendulkar almost on the verge of a century of international centuries and India and West Indies certain of their spot in the quarters after Bangladesh's dismal showing today Tomorrow's game would decide who plays who. Video blog

Darren Sammy was all smiles when he came in to the press conference albeit 45 minutes late. He said they are really looking forward to beating India although they would like South Africa to win today which would ensure West Indies place in the quarters a certainty barring a catastrophic meltdown against the Indians.

To a question from Cricket Web about the West Indian batting order, Sammy said they respect Shiv and he would certainly be in contention for a spot in the playing eleven.

Here is the video of that clip.

The Indian media conference is at another 30 minutes will give you updates later in the day after covering that.

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World Cup 2011 HQ Blog
A collaborative World Cup blog covering the tournament from start to finish with CW Staff Member Ganesh Venkat being on the ground for some of the matches.