West Indian skipper Darren Sammy is pretty confident about his team’s chances of imposing a clean-sweep victory over New Zealand in the ongoing Test series.
The Windies crushed the Black Caps in the opening encounter, winning the game by nine wickets. The entire West Indian batting line-up performed magnificently, but Chris Gayle was star of the show.
In his first game after a long time, the blistering opener scored 150 runs to take his side to a huge total. He also played well in the second innings, hitting a quick half-century.
After a comprehensive victory, the Caribbean Kings are full of spirit, and Sammy is hopeful for another convincing victory. Talking about the second and final Test at Sabina Park, he said:
"It’s just half the job done in the series. We’ve got another test match and we are going to play to win. It’s a long while we haven’t won two test matches in a row so we’re looking forward to playing here."
The skipper is pleased with his team’s performance so far against the Kiwis. After winning a couple of T20 matches, the West Indians sealed an emphatic 4-1 win in the One Day International (ODI) series. On his side’s good work under pressure, the 28-year-old
“We’ve responded quite well under pressure throughout this series and we’re doing some good things. The guys are more aware of the job at hand. We’re making more right decisions on the cricket field. We’re winning the key moments in the matches and hence
we’re winning some games."
"The work we’ve put in over the last year or two is finally coming together. It’s something we just have to be consistent at and this game starting tomorrow, we should look to do the same."
On the other hand, Neil Wagner, who made his debut in the opening Test, expressed disappointment over losing the first match. He admitted that the guys need to do something special in order to make a comeback.
“It’s obviously not the ideal start. In the first test we weren’t at our best, but now we can go and rectify it and hopefully come out stronger. Knowing the boys and knowing how I play personally, we’ll definitely come out firing to win this test," the South