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Last word Coping with pace West Indies banking on the pitch

08:40 AM Jun 02, 2019 |

 ASHISH SHUKLA Kingston ( Jamaica) West Indian skipper Darren Sammy believes his paceheavy bowling attack would help his team come out triumphant against the I

ndians in the Test series beginning on Monday.

Its a pitch that suits our style… its not where the ball would spin past the bat… and better firepower ( in the bowling) always has the best chance against the Indians, remarked an assured Sammy ahead of the first Test.

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West Indies have four fast bowlers, including Sammy, at their command, though the West Indian skipper wasnt going to give his cards away and reveal whether Kemar Roach, Ravi R&aul and Fidel Edwards would all play. All he would say is that the bouncy  pitch should suit his team’s strengths. " We expect our batsmen to be more confident. They would have much more time and patience is required. When we chased down 250 here ( in the last one- day international), we had a game plan. Unlike previous games, the ball wasn’t spinning past the bat. It suited our batsmen and I expect them to be confident. I think our batters prefer their chances against ( Indian) bowlers. It is not to underestimate their bowling. 

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" It was bouncing in the last one- day game and we managed to restrict them. In Test cricket you need to have lot of runs, wickets and patience. Hopefully we would do it and come out victorious". But when it came to fielding, Sammy struck a cautionary note, mindful that his side has been dropping catches by dozens in Tests lately. PTI

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