Hopefully this time we can beat India in India: Sammy

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Oct 02, 2014 21:30 IST

West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy on said that his team would be eyeing a revenge for the One-day series loss of last time when they take on India in the five ODIs, starting in Kochi on October 8.

"We have got lot of guys who are match winners and hopefully we get a chance to execute that. The last ODI series here we lost 1-2. We went into the final ODI 1-1.

It could have gone anyway. Hopefully, this time around it would be even more keenly contested and finally we can beat India in India," Sammy told reporters in an open media interaction here today.

India and West Indies will play five-ODI series, followed by a lone Twenty20 International and three Tests against the West Indies.

Sammy hopes that the Indian batting mainstay Virat Kohli, who was completely out of form during India's last series in England, doesn't find form against his team also.

"Virat is a class player. There is no doubt he will be working on his game. He had good series and tournaments against us, especially here in India. We as bowlers will try to exploit the areas in which he has been weak and hopefully he doesn't catch form against us," said Sammy.

Asked who would pose as the biggest threat for his team, Sammy said, "They are world champions. They won the ICC Champions Trophy. They are a good one-day side. They have a lot of good ODI players and we won't single out one person. In order to win cricket games, sometimes in 50 overs, you have to target everybody because everybody is a potential match winner from one to eleven, whether it is batting or bowling.

"It is a team we have a lot of respect for. We just have to focus on things that we can do well and the quality in our squad," he explained.

The visiting squad consists of just one specialist spinner Sunil Narine but Sammy feels the bowling unit has a lot of experience.

"The one proper spinner we have is a match winner in all formats. He is a champion. But it is a much more experienced unit with guys like Kemar Roach coming back, Jerome Taylor, Ravi Rampaul. We just have to use the conditions well," said the St Lucia-born player.

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