03 February 2011
Steyn says Sehwag and White are the ones to watch at CWC 2011
The South Africa fast bowler tips India's Virender Sehwag and Australia's Cameron White as two players who will be key to their respective sides
Dale Steyn picks Virender Sehwag and Cameron White as the players who can make maximum impact.
"I think the players that you're most weary of are from India at this tournament as it's in their home country. As an opening bowler, you want to get someone like Virender Sehwag out early because he's very dangerous in those first 10 overs when the ball can travel lightning-fast with the pitch conditions in the sub-continent.
"You've got to have good game plans for someone like him and then there are some other bigger hitters who come in to take part in the later stages of the game who can be destructive in the power plays ? players like Australia's Cameron White, can take the game away from you," says Steyn.
Steyn also admits his favourite ever World Cup moment is from fellow South African and current Kenya assistant coach, Jonty Rhodes, who also features on the show this week.
"My favourite ICC Cricket World Cup moment is from 1992 when Jonty Rhodes ran out Pakistan's Inzamam Ul Haq. I had a poster of that dive in my room throughout primary school and most of high school so that would definitely go down as my favourite World Cup moment ever," says Steyn.
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Also on this week's show, former Proteas batsman Rhodes talks about his work as assistant coach with the Kenya side as it prepares for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
Rhodes, who is currently with the side training in Dubai, says: "I've come in to help the Kenya team with their fielding as well as their batting as I've a bit of experience in that too. I'm here to provide them with advice and help them to prepare this Cricket World Cup as best I can. They have a great attitude and play very much for the love of the game."
Finally, Hong Kong coach Charlie Burke reflects on his team's victory over Papua New Guinea to secure the trophy at Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Hong Kong.
"It's fantastic to be promoted into Division 2 and to top it off by winning the tournament was really good for the guys which will hopefully give them confidence going into the next division," says Burke.
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