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Bond says title within NZ's grasp

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May 04, 2010 at 08:47pm IST

New Delhi: New Zealand pacer Shane Bond believes the team is all set for Twenty20 World Cup glory in the Caribbean.

"The challenge is just to play our best cricket on the big days and we've done that so far but there's still a long way to go. I guess we've got a well-balanced side, we've got depth in bowling and batting so I suppose that's why other teams recognise us as a threat in this tournament," he said.

Bond told stuff.co.nz that the low and slow pitches in the Caribbean meant the team was aiming to build their attack around the slow bowlers like Nathan McCullum, Scott Styris and Daniel Vettori.

Bond says title within New Zealand's grasp

New Zealand pacer Shane Bond believes the team is all set for Twenty20 World Cup glory in the Caribbean.

Earlier, Styris and skipper Vettori too had said that the team must not be underestimated.

"If we can play as well as we can, we should be in the hunt," Styris said.

"We are going in with the view that we are a chance to win it and, if we don't, then it is a disappointment," he added.

Vettori too echoed similar views and said, "We're very confident. I think spin bowling is going to play a big part, particularly on the slower grounds in the Caribbean."

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