SPORT-WT20-SAMMY 3LAST

first_imgThe West Indies will miss the services of big-hitting The West Indies will miss the services of big-hitting all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who is injured and mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who is is suspended, in the upcoming event. “Obviously its difficult to replace Pollard and Narine who were key members on our side when we won the World Twenty20 in 2012. But we have Carlos Braithwaite, who has replaced Pollard, and is an exciting allrounder. I hope he will play a big part in the tournament. Theres also Nurse replacing Narine. He brings in his batting capability,” Sammy said. “We had a week in Dubai camping and most of the guys were there playing in the Pakistan Super League. We have given ourselves the best chance of preparing. We believe we could win the World Twenty20,” he maintained. Sammy also showered praise on their ace hard-hitting batsman Chris Gayle and said he is the most destructive willow wielder in the world. “Chris is a massive figure for not only just on field but off the field as well. To me hes the best Twenty20 batsman, the most destructive one. He knows the game inside out. As a captain, the beauty is I dont have to tell these players how to go about it. They are seasoned and know their jobs,” he said. “If all of us come to the party and play how we know to play, we will be a big force to reckon with. Twenty20 is about excitement, entertainment and theres no doubt this West Indies team has always brought that to the table. So the question is kaun banega champion (who will be the champion)?” Sammy signed off in his inimitable style. The West Indies will play two warm up games — against India on March 10 and against Australia on March 13 — before heading to Mumbai to begin their campaign against England on March 16. PTI TAP SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img