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I can knock the Indians over: Tait

Australian pacer Shaun Tait says he is not overawed by the famed Indian batting line-up and can "knock a few of them over" in the third Test.

cricket Updated: Jan 16, 2008 00:05 IST

Licking his lip at the sight of the bouncy WACA track, express bowler Shaun Tait said he is not overawed by the famed Indian batting line-up and can "knock a few of them over" during the third Test starting in Perth on Tuesday.

Tait had played against India during the visitors' last tour Down Under. Turning out for for Australia A, he had picked the wicket of Virender Sehwag, who will feature in the third Test because of his good nick with the bat.

"I played against India on their last tour here for Australia A at Hobart. Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag all played in that game and I remember knocking over Sehwag I had him caught behind," Tait wrote in www.Bigstarcricket.Com.

"These guys, along with Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, are some of the best batsmen in the world but I don't fear them. I would really fancy having a go at them in Perth and I don't see any reason why I couldn'tt knock a few of them over. Our bowlers have made pretty easy work of them so far but they are still quality players," he said.

The bowler with a sling-shot action said he was itching to play against India, especially the fourth Test which would be played in his home ground at Adelaide.