New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has described co-hosts New Zealand as "serious contenders" for the upcoming World Cup starting February 14. "I think they've got a really really good pace attack.
Rahul Dravid. Pic/Atul Kamble
That's why you look at them and you think these guys are one of the serious contenders," Dravid said on 'Contenders', a special World Cup build-up show on ESPNcricinfo.
The bowling, led by Tim Southee, also has the potential to match the best of the best and Dravid is impressed with the pace spearhead's wicket-taking ways. "Good control of the yorker under pressure. I think that's one of the things about Tim Southee.
That's a critical ball to be able to bowl at the back end and we all know that that's the obvious thing but it's an extremely hard ball to execute under pressure," he said.
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