We are hopeful of cashing in on home advantage: Mithali Raj

India take on West Indies in the inaugural match of the Womens World Cup in Mumbai on Thursday. India skipper Mithali Raj was looking towards the positives without dwelling on the weaknesses of her team.

updated: January 30, 2013 22:28 IST
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Mumbai: Indian women's team skipper Mithali Raj is hopeful that her team will use the home conditions to good effect in their opening World Cup match against the West Indies on Thursday.

"Some of their players are not keeping well and they still have to get acclimatised to the conditions that might help us and also the kind form we are in, I am sure the girls will put up a good show," Mithali said at the press conference.

"I honestly feel if you have a flat track, it could be anybody's game. There will be lot of runs, it's a batting track. Bowling needs to be tightened up and there should be disciplined bowling attack. The fielding aspect could crucial," the skipper said.

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