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12:00 AM, March 19, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:13 AM, April 26, 2015

Raina says India ready

Afp, Melbourne

India are settled, in winning form and are well accustomed to Australian playing conditions for their pressure World Cup quarterfinal with Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, batsman Suresh Raina said Wednesday.

The defending champions have won all their six Pool B matches, bowled out their opposition in the process taking 60 wickets, and are ready for the knockout rounds, starting with Thursday's quarterfinal.

Raina, whose unbeaten 110 helped India chase down Zimbabwe's 288-run target for a hard-fought six-wicket win in their concluding pool game in Auckland last weekend, says the Indians are ready to "express themselves."

It's been a marathon buildup for India in defence of their World Cup crown.

But the rewards appear to be coming for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team.

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