Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Preview: 1st Test: India Vs West Indies in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 5: Indian batsmen have been in rankling structure and the West Indies captain Darren Sammy feels that the two-Test arrangement, beginning here tomorrow, will represent an extreme challenge for his bowlers.

"We have regard for India. When you take a gander at their later one-day arrangement (against Australia that India won 3-2) their batsmen have been in great scratch. Neither man nor woman wicket is the prized wicket. Everyone in the top six less Vijay has been playing better than average and has been in great structure. It might be an extreme fight for our bowlers," said Sammy at the prematch public interview today.

Sammy, then again, said he was trusting that the Indian batsmen bind tangles. "They have been playing a mess of one-day cricket. They have been on the go. It was a run-fest in the most recent one-day arrangement. So surely their batsmen will turn out playing a ton of shots and we will get a few edges down at slip or a few lbws or some played outs. "Surely they will be in that same temper and commit more errors early up in their innings," Sammy said on the eve of the their opening Test," Sammy included. Recalling Ravichandran Ashwin's valiant 103 to attract the Mumbai Test, Sammy said all the 20 wickets are vital. "Last time we were knocking down some pins against any semblance of (Virender) Sehwag, (Gautam) Gambhir, (Vvs) Laxman, (Rahul) Dravid, Sachin (Tendulkar) and (Ms) Dhoni. Also we played them out three times with four bowlers. We are set to be certain and look to execute our arrangements and look to get 20 essential wickets," he said.