Border pitches for ''out and out'' pace attack for Aus in WC

Melbourne, Jan 30 (PTI) The slow and low bouncesubcontinental pitches have always been ideal for spin bowlersbut former captain Allan Border has advised the selectors topick an "out and out" pace attack if Australia are to wintheir fourth World Cup trophy.

Border does not subscribe to the view that a team willhave to rely on spin in the subcontinent and gave the exampleof the lethal pace attack of the West Indies who did well inthe 80''s.

"We can win the World Cup, especially if our quickbowling stocks hit their straps. That''s what it is about, two,three or four guys peaking at the right time. Everybody says,''It''s India, you need spin'', but that''s not necessarily thecase," Border said.

"I know the West Indies did well in India during the80''s. If you''ve got good quality fast bowling, you''re theside to beat. If you start getting reverse swing and out andout pace, there are not a lot of people who enjoy facing thatsort of bowling," he was quoted as saying by ''SundayTelegraph''.

Border said Australia can triumph in the 50-overtournament if pace spearhead Brett Lee, Shaun Tait andMitchell Johnson can fire on all cylinders.

"Brett Lee is bowling with good pace and getting backinto some good rhythm, and he has the experience alone. I wantto see Mitch and Taity, if they''re anywhere near their best,that''s a formidable attack. Throw in some part-timers andspinners, and that''s a good side." PTI PDS KHS

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