‘Host’ India’s quest for World Cup will be under lot of pressure: Styris

February 16th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, Feb 16(ANI): New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has drawn a parallel between India’s quest for the upcoming World Cup and the All Blacks’ challenge for rugby’s equivalent later this year.

Styris believes that the Indian team will be under a substantial weight of expectation at the cup.

“It’s going to be tough for India. The only thing I can equate it to is the Rugby World Cup this year. The All Blacks start as heavy favourites,” the New Zealand Herald quoted Styris, as saying.

“What that means is a lot of pressure on the team to produce at home. The same will apply here. If India win, they’ll have played very well and will deserve it. But the pressure of the people of India, that’s going to be huge,” he added. (ANI)

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