Marsh warns established countries not to belittle less-fancied nations

Rod Marsh, former wicketkeeper of Australia, has said that Canada, the Netherlands, Kenya and Ireland could be causing some surprises during the World Cup, which starts in two weeks.

The coaching director at the ICC’s Global Academy in Dubai has had worked with cricketers from the “Association nations” for two years to prepare for the World Cup which starts on Feb. 19 in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India.

Marsh said that he’s not saying that one of the said team will be taking home the top prize during the World Cup, but instead they will be giving a very good game.

He added that those teams prepared likely “better” than the majority of the Test countries since they haven’t had all the other distractions and competitions.

In 2007, Ireland had made the Super Eight stages. Marsh said that the said country has the talent on repeating the same achievement this 2011.

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