Amarnath Sees Chink in India's Spin Armour

Amarnath, now 60, was one of the architects of India only 50 of the World Cup triumph in 1983 and won the Man of the Match Award in two semi-finals and final to deny Clive Lloyd's West Indies As a hat-trick.

India selectors opted for off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and leg-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Piyush Chawla a final team of 15 men February 19 to April 2 tournament.

Although Amarnath, and large, welcomed the team, felt his left arm spinner Pragyan Ojha inclusion would have added variety.

"I think it's a good team, a good team all along, they have chosen," Amarnath told Reuters in an interview.

"Probably, they had the option of adding a left-arm spinner on the side."

"I still think that a left-arm spinner can play a very important role, especially when playing in a country like India."

"You probably feel Yuvraj (Singh) can do the job."

With Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina and Yusuf Pathan offer part-time options, Amarnath felt India were too far out of the spinners on their side.

"The overseas players are good players in the spin-off, instead of left-arm spin, especially on Indian wickets where the ball starts to turn," he said.

Akhtar Will Have Limited Role in WC: Afridi

Pakistan, one day the captain Shahid Afridi has a limited role for Shoaib Akhtar for the World Cup next month in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

When Pakistan's victory against New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday, "said Afridi Akhtar left out of the match had to work even harder on his fitness and form.

"Shoaib can be given the opportunity to play if we win the series in the next two games," said Afridi.

"He's working hard for the networks, and our coach Waqar Younis is to spend time with him. It 'clear that he is still working hard for their welfare and shape," said Afridi.

Seasoned fast bowler played the first one-dayer that Pakistan lost and then left for the next two games reported less important to him from the World Cup.

Afridi made his impression Shoaib ready after the first one-dayer, when he said he thought that the fast bowler had fought in the battle, and there may be changes in the remaining matches.

Pakistan wanted to play in Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz and Sohail Tanvir, second and third ODIs.

It Will Be a Dream To Play in World Cup: Misbah

Misbah, 36, who has never played a World Cup and is currently captain of the test group found to participate in the tournament seems to play a World Cup showpiece event in the dream of every cricketer.

"It's an honor for any absolute amateur cricketer to play in a World Cup," said Misbah a website. "It's the ultimate for any cricketer undeniable and I can not wait for the tournament."

Misbah considered one of the main rival to lead the national team in World Cup begins on February 19 Even flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi will captain one day and leading them into the rubber under way in New Zealand .

Real striker said that he was fully prepared and ready to participate in the World Cup. "The end is the management team. If you think I'm a role in the side and think that I can affect, I certainly would not let anyone down," said Misbah. 'It's always been cordial want to play 50 more than the World Cup and I'm sure I can play well during the tournament in the future, "he added.

Pakistan is included in the group, alongside Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Canada and Kenya to begin a campaign of February 23 Hambantota.

Ironically, Misbah lost its place in the national team one day last year in the last three one-day internationals against South Africa, United Arab Emirates, the poor form of the same issue now raised Shahid Afridi.

India Has Strongest Batting Line-up, Says Kapil

Kapil Dev, the man who lifted the World Cup for India in 1983, estimates that India has the strongest lineup to bat in the world and has the potential to lift this year's World Cup, has played in the Indian subcontinent.

In response to a query whether India Gulf News is a well-balanced team, Dev said. "The Indian team for World Cup meeting is the strongest measure we have ever seen in world cricket shows a balanced team, even if the bowling is a bit 'weak so they can demonstrate the ability to verify in the world champions .. "

Dev was in Dubai to announce live coverage of the World Cup by the Group's Cricket Radio Channel 2.

Asked whether Dhoni can imitate what he did in 1983, increasing the league Dev said: "Dhoni should do better than me, he's a very fine cricketer, a great captain and I hope he can get everything he wanted .. "

Dev declined to name anyone as a black horse in the tournament. "I do not think there is not a black horse this time. Three to four teams have an advantage over others. England came with a very good team. I have always had great faith in Sri Lanka and Australia are not the same team they used to be. South Africa has shown that they have bowling, which can go either side. Pakistan is the most unpredictable team. We can never say what they can do. They can interfere with anyone on their day. "