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India can finish among top teams in WC: England captain

india Updated: Mar 04, 2010 09:01 IST
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Indian team is currently one of the strongest sides in last 10 years and they are capable of winning the hockey World Cup, England captain Barry Middletone said on Tuesday.

Barry, whose side will play India on March 6 in Pool B, said the support from the home crowd will make the Rajpal Singh-led team all the more difficult to beat.

"I agree that the current Indian side is perhaps the strongest side in the last 10 years. They are a balanced side and they are fit. Against Pakistan, they (India) played a fast and attacking game. They can go all the way in the tournament," he said after England beat South Africa 6-4 in a Pool B match in New Delhi.

"Moreover, the support from the home crowd will definitely boost their morale. The crowd has been fantastic so far and the atmosphere has been good. So, we will have to play our best against India if we want to beat them," the England captain said.