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NEW DELHI Nov 5 West Indies captain Darren
Sammy on Saturday promised a "fearless" display in the
three-test series against India, which he labelled as his team's
biggest challenge to date.
Barring Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels, none of
the 13 other West Indies cricketers have played a test match in
India and Sammy seemed fully aware of the task ahead.
"This is the biggest series for most of the guys here.
Playing cricket in India is indescribable. The way cricket is
held here, it's like religion. This by far is the biggest test
for us, for me as the captain as well," Sammy told reporters at
the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
Since arriving after a series victory in Bangladesh, coach
Ottis Gibson has been insisting on a "fearless" display from the
team and Sammy demanded the same against an Indian side ranked
four places higher.
"I totally agree with the coach. We have come here to play
and we should be fearless," said the towering all-rounder with
one of the widest grins in international cricket.
"We had a launch of the "Fire in Babylon" film (on the
cricket team's glorious past) and all the guys present know what
West Indies cricket means to the people in the Caribbean."
The victory in Bangladesh seemed to have boosted the
confidence of the West Indies captain, who hummed a tune to
check if the microphone was working before the press conference
"In Fidel (Edwards) and (Kemar) Roach, we have two of the
quickest bowlers right now playing international cricket," Sammy
said, playfully stroking some of the microphones lying on the
"Over the last year... We have been able to bowl out teams
twice in test matches and in one day cricket as well. It's an
improving attack. We expect to continue the same way and let our
pace do the talking. We also have (rising leg-spinner Devendra)
Bishoo to complement us.
"So far, we prepared well for the subcontinent... we just
had been successful in Bangladesh. Our top order is scoring
"It's not only scoring runs, they are also occupying the
crease. Test match is also about (spending) time (in the
middle). We just hope the good form continues," he added.
"Is that it? I'm loving India," signed off the West Indies
(Editing by Pritha Sarkar; To comment on this story, email
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