Confident of a good show against Pakistan in Tests: Sammy

Updated: 12 May 2011 15:46 IST

West Indies captain Darren Sammy said they are confident of defending their proud home record against Pakistan in the two-Test series.

Confident of a good show against Pakistan in Tests: Sammy

Guyana:

West Indies captain Darren Sammy said they are confident of defending their proud home record against Pakistan in the two-Test series.


The first Test will begin at the Guyana National Stadium on Thursday.

Pakistan beat West Indies 3-2 in the ODI series.

Pakistan have never won a Test series on six previous tours here. If the Windies win this series they will secure valuable ranking points to move up one place in the ICC Test ladder to sixth spot.

"We believe we can win the series. We have worked hard in the build-up to the series and we know we have the ability to perform on home turf. We saw an improved batting performance in the last two matches of the One-day series and everyone in the team is feeling confident and prepared," Sammy said.

"We hope all the hard work we have been doing in the nets and the two-day warm-up matches will help. The way our bowling has been coming along in the last six months in ODI tour of Sri Lanka - we know we are capable of getting 20 wickets."

Sammy said the team fought back well to win the last two ODIs

"We will take that momentum and belief into the Test matches. Test cricket is a different and we know we have to make the adjustment. We have to be patient as we execute. It is about occupying the crease and putting good totals on the board. When we bowl. It is about being patient and trying to get the ball in the right areas and build the pressure on the Pakistanis."

"The pitch looks similar to the one we played on in the One Day match here and I have faith in our attack to deliver against Pakistan."



Topics : Cricket Ravi Rampaul MS Dhoni Darren Sammy Gary Kirsten New Zealand Bangladesh Pakistan
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