Daren Sammy, the West Indies’ two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain, provided his opinion on the West Indies’ chances in the limited-overs series against India, which begins with a three-match ODI series in Ahmedabad on February 6.
On the sidelines of the Legends League Cricket in Muscat, Sammy told PTI that the Indian team’s ODI and T20I series will be difficult, and that the Kieron Pollard-led side should “enjoy their chances.”
“I assume Pollard will be ecstatic with his prospects” (against India). He’s been playing in India for so long that he’s familiar with the circumstances.
“We’ve discovered some new players throughout the (present) England series.” I believe the West Indies might do well in India “said the former captain of the West Indies.
Following a catastrophic T20 World Cup campaign in 2021 that marked the end of an era for West Indian cricket, the squad was whitewashed by Pakistan in a limited-overs match before falling to Ireland in an ODI 2-1. They rebounded brilliantly, though, to take a 2-1 lead in the current five-match series against England at home.
India, on the other hand, would be coming off a disastrous trip of South Africa, where they lost the Test series 2-1 and were thrashed 3-0 in the ODIs.
When asked if the series loss would give the West Indies an edge in the match, Sammy responded, “India have always been strong at home, they are a force to reckon with because of some extremely talented one-day players.”
The ODI series will begin on February 6, with all matches slated to be played at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. Meanwhile, the three-match T20I series will be played in Kolkata commencing February 16.