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India, WI are similar teams: King

The WI coach says that both teams rely on experience to pull through and probably are also the teams who have inexperienced bowling attacks.

india Updated: May 23, 2006 10:53 IST

West Indies cricket coach Bennett King summed up the two competing teams in the present one-day series as ones who rely heavily on experience to pull through.

"Both teams rely on experience to pull through and probably are also the teams who have inexperienced bowling attacks, so that way it has been pretty similar from them so far," said King after the practice session in St Kitts on Monday.

Ramnaresh Sarwan and Chris Gayle for West Indies and Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh for India shone with the bat in the first two games after which the series is leveled at 1-1.

King credited his captain Brian Lara for win in the second game, stating that it was key components in the 1-run win.

"Lara has a lot of experience and what I like about him is that he believes in taking risks. Such things add a lot of value," said King.

King termed working with the present West Indies team as both a exhilarating and frustrating experience.

"These guys are wonderful athletes. I mean, we have four or five cricketers who are exceptional in terms of movement across the ground. And it is not just cricket; even those in rugby rate a few of our players who are better than even them.

"Dwayne Smith for instance is once in a lifetime athlete. He brings a lot of value to the side in the field. He is only 21, so in terms of experience he is still a puppy."