SPORT-WT20-LD SAMMY 2 LAST

first_img(REOPENS DEL 32) (REOPENS DEL 32) “I said it before, we have number of guys in 30s and we came here in this tournament not playing a T20 in the calendar year, where we saw lot of (things) against us. That really brought the team closer together,” Sammy added. “Youve to see the way weve played. We think its us against the world. That 15 players and the support staff, its just us, our own new circle against the world and thats how weve gone out and played.” High on confidence after some good performances in Super 10 stage, the West Indies captain said his team was looking forward to playing the home team. “Nobody gave us a chance and a lot was said about us which weve not spoken about. We had our moment but as I said (there are) six steps to (win) the World Cup. Weve taken four. We had a little wobble in the match against Afghanistan but weve dusted ourselves up and the step tomorrow is against India and were looking forward to it,” he said. Sammy pointed out that both the teams have players who are very good in the shortest format. “You look at the two sides, especially with the experience in the dressing room playing T20s in both sides. We have players who play all around the world with a lot of experience. When you have somebody like Chris Gayle in the dressing room, who I think is the best T20 batsman in the world, his record speaks for itself. Other quality players in our team — Bravo, Russell, Badree, Benn. Its a good combination which allows you to win cricket matches. “On the other hand, you have somebody like Virat in India team, MS Dhoni and (Suresh) Raina, and all these guys. Both teams are really good and we are looking forward to that. What better place to play (than) here in Mumbai, (which is) one of the best wickets in India. Its going to be exciting,” he said. Stating that West Indian players always enjoy playing in India, he said: “A number of our players play here (in IPL). We have a lot of respect and camaraderie in the group.” On Wankhede pitch, Sammy gave a tongue-in-cheek reply, saying: “To be honest, I just want (a pitch) 22 yards long and probably 6 feet wide. Thats a good cricket wicket. We play on whatever wicket is given. It is a semifinal, a lot is at stake. Whatever is given, were ready to face the challenge.” PTI SSR CM PMadvertisementlast_img read more