WI coach confident ahead of Aus tour

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

West Indies coach Bennett King expressed confidence ahead of his squad's tour of Australia.

Bridgetown:

West Indies coach Bennett King expressed confidence ahead of his squad's tour of Australia. However, he conceded that beating the world's No. 1 cricket team on its home turf won't be easy. "The Australians are very good and we are going into their den. We just have to go there and tame them," King said before most of the team departed for Sydney. "I believe everyone is comfortable," he added. Past advantage West Indies hasn't won a Test series of any significance since India visited the Caribbean three years ago, and it hasn't beaten Australia in a series since 1993. The Australians, coming off a sweep of a World XI including West Indies stars Brian Lara and Chris Gayle, have held the Frank Worrell Trophy for 10 years. West Indies will play Queensland in a four-day match from October 27-30, followed by three Tests at Brisbane, Hobart and Adelaide in November. The team will have its full complement of players despite the bitter ongoing contracts dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and players' association, which led to a second-string side touring Sri Lanka in July. Team: West Indies: Shivnarine Chanderpaul (captain), Tino Best, Dwayne Bravo, Corey Collymore, Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle, Wavell Hinds, Brian Lara, Jermaine Lawson, Daren Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith, Dwayne Smith. (AP)

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