West Indian skipper Darren Sammy is confident to put his side back on the winning track during upcoming series against Australia. The Windies have a poor track record against the Aussies, but Sammy is determined to turn the table around.
The opening game of the five-match One Day International series is scheduled to take place at Arnos Vale, which has been a lucky venue for the home side. The Caribbean Kings have played 20 matches so far at Arnos Vale, winning 17 of them.
With such a terrific track record under their belt, the West Indians are hell-bent to start the series with a win.
“So far, St. Vincent has been a very good ground for us. As a West Indies team, we always get results in our favour here. For me personally, it’s a happy hunting ground. The last three games here, we won all three," Sammy said.
He added, "We’re playing Australia but we’re not going to play names, we’re just going to go out there and play good positive cricket and hopefully we could come out on top," Sammy said. "We’ve got to believe we have it. We have some exciting players and
we have depth in both batting and bowling, so we just have to go out there and execute properly."
The hosts have some talented players in the side. However, the skipper is banking on his all-rounders, such as Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard. Sammy described that Bravo and Pollard would be crucial in the series, as both players are in good touch these
"We have a very young team and, as one of the senior players, I have to step in and make my presence felt," the 28-year-old Bravo said. "The fire is still blazing in me. I will be bringing the same level of enthusiasm and commitment that I always had. That
is the only way I know how to play, by giving my all to the team," shared the skipper who himself is an all-rounder.
Although the Caribbean side is determined to produce excellent results, it will not be an easy series for them. Under Sahne Watson’s command, the Kangaroos are looking to continue their winning journey after tri-angular series victory at home.