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Aussies are intimidating, says Reon King

The Windies fast bowler says the world champions will be intimidating, yet beatable, in a tri-series.
PTI | By Greg Buckle (Reuters), Melbourne
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2005 08:25 PM IST

West Indies fast bowler Reon King says world champions Australia will be intimidating, yet beatable, in the triangular one-day series which starts in Melbourne on Friday.

King, who has fought his way back into the side for the first time since 2001, believes the work ethic of new coach Bennett King has made a big impact on captain Brian Lara's team.

"Obviously they (Australia) play good cricket so you have to try to match that, and even play better than that," King told reporters at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

"They are intimidating. Their batters are up front and their bowlers are Glenn McGrath and company," added the 29-year-old King, who has 48 One-Day International caps.

"But if you do the basics well, I think they are beatable."

King, from Guyana, took five wickets in two limited-overs matches against Australia A in Hobart last weekend.

"It's good to be back in the West Indies team. The hard work has paid off," he said.

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