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Windies ready for India, says Sammy

West Indies captain Darren Sammy speaking to journalist Barry Wilkinson about his team’s chances against India, at last weekend’s press conference.

Mon, October 21, 2013 - 12:01 AM

WEST INDIES CAPTAIN Darren Sammy knows that it will be a tough tour to India next month.

But the skipper has insisted that both he and his troops are ready.

“I’m always mentally prepared,” he said. “This is a tough job and as professionals we have to be ready for whatever comes our way.

“We have not played Test cricket for a while and neither has India.

“People are seeing this tour as a farewell for Sachin [Tendulkar], but we see it as two important Test matches,” Sammy told the media while at a press conference at Accra Beach Hotel on Saturday.

The St Lucian acknowledged that while the home fans and most of the world will be focused on Tendulkar’s retirement, the West Indies would not get caught up in the fanfare.

Instead, they would be putting their best foot forward in the hopes of winning the two-match Test series.

“We as a Test team, we have set goals that we want to achieve and we want to go out there and achieve it,” he indicated.

“This tour is another opportunity for us to go out there and play an exciting brand of cricket which the West Indies cricket team is known for.”

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