London: Legendary off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has said the teams from the subcontinent would have an edge over other teams in the Twenty20 World Cup due to their familiarity with the with the pitches and conditions.
Murali said defending champions England could find the oppressive heat and humidity in host nation Sri Lanka as their biggest obstacle to win the T20 crown for the second time in a row.
"Anything can happen in this format, so it really is anyone’s tournament. A wicket here, a good over with the bat there - the game can change so quickly," the Sun quoted Murali, as saying.
"There are plenty of good sides and it is impossible to call. Of course, Sri Lanka have home advantage but there are other sub-continental teams and the spin could help them. They are used to the heat and the wickets," he added.
First Published: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 18:25