London: There will be no conflict of interest when Indian go head on with the West Indies in a Champions Trophy match here at The Oval on Tuesday. With a semifinal berth looming large, no quarter will be given nor asked for by 'familiar' players, who will now play for their country's pride.
The Oval clash will be a battle between many players who have solid 'knowledge' of each other. Having just played the Indian Premier League, India and West Indies are studded with key players who have deep intelligence of each other's strengths and weaknesses. Just a couple of weeks ago, rival captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo were Chennai Super Kings teammates, Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle were the backbone of Royal Challengers Bangalore's batting while Rohit Sharma captained Kieron Pollard at Mumbai Indians. Those equations have now changed. (Also read: Bring on India, says Dwayne Bravo)