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It may have been a one-way battle in the last few years but former Australia captain Steve Waugh has talked up the West Indies before their match against Australia.

Steve Waugh was the captain of the 1999 World Cup winning Australian team.

Windies have some really dangerous players and Waugh believes they will provide a stern test to five-time champions when the two face off at the Trent bridge on Thursday.

"The West Indies will provide a more realistic gauge on how the team are tracking, for they possess a squad full of matchwinners that can dominate if they gain any sense of ascendency in a match," Waugh wrote in a column on the International Cricket Council's media page.

"They are the most watchable team in the tournament with a batting line-up that can kidnap any bowling attack with brute force.

"No ground is big enough when this behemoth of a batting order clicks into overdrive but they also have vulnerability against high-quality bowling as they tend to play one dimensional at times."

Not only with the batting, Waugh was impressed with the bowling prowess of a team that that polished off Pakistan for a paltry 105.

"Every side in this tournament will be wary of playing the Windies and I wouldn't want to face them in a knockout match.

"They are the sort of team that, if they get on a roll and build some momentum, then they could win it all."

(With inputs from AFP)

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