We can overhaul India: Brian Lara

WI captain warns India of the hostile conditions during their Caribbean tour.

india Updated: May 17, 2006 16:27 IST

Playing mind games just ahead of the one-day cricket series against India, West Indies captain Brian Lara has said India would be up against hostile conditions during their 55-day Caribbean tour.

"The pitches will be different, the atmosphere will be different, so hopefully all these things will play a part in us getting the advantage," Lara said.

"If we perform as a team we are capable of overhauling them," he said on Wednesday.

The captain said his team would have an added edge over the visitors by virtue of having just played competitive cricket.

"I think the most important thing is we have been actively playing competitive cricket and that's one of the advantages we have over the Indian team at present, so hopefully we will be able to do ourselves justice," he said.

"They are a very good one-day outfit... They've won both series against Pakistan and England convincingly and must be respected for that, but again they've travelled quite a long way, and we all know how difficult it is in the Caribbean."

Lara also said the 5-0 clean sweep of Zimbabwe in the recently concluded one-day series had infused confidence in his team.

First Published: May 17, 2006 09:43 IST