Holder looking forward to bouncy WACA pitch
West Indies captain Jason Holder is looking forward to playing India at the bouncy WACA ground on Friday, but does not want his team to get carried away and lose their lines and lengths.
Holder, who himself is a tall medium fast bowler, thinks the pitch might suit his players more than the team from the subcontinent, ahead of a crucial World Cup Pool B clash in Perth on Friday.
The 23 year-old Holder said: "Traditionally the WACA has presented a lot of bumps and pits. I have played here before and enjoyed the conditions here. I am sure tomorrow will be no exception to that.
"Having said that, you still have to use the conditions in your favour. It is important that you hit the good areas."
The Windies skipper has lots of respect for the India batting line-up, who look strong and powerful and is lead by number three batsman Virat Kohli.
Holder continued: They have good players who are in form. Virat has been phenomenal for them over the last few years. They have Shikhar Dhawan who has been in some form, and then you have players like Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni.
"But, cricket is played on a day, and I back my bowlers to execute their plans, putting them back and setting them on the back-foot. We have planned for them and we are just looking to execute our plans tomorrow."
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