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Sammy: We have to play fearlessly

New Delhi, India, CMC/IANS – Darren Sammy promised that West Indies would display a “fearless” brand of cricket against a superior Indian side in the first of three Tests, beginning here on Sunday.

The West Indies captain said it was a challenge for his young team to play against India, who are currently ranked No.3 in the Test rankings.

“Playing in India is a big challenge for me as captain as well as the team,” said Sammy ahead of a practice session at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Saturday.

Dhoni wants a "new start"

Delhi, India, CMC-IANS – Mahendra Singh Dhoni said India have put their disastrous performance in England behind them and was looking for a new start, when the first Test of the three against West Indies starts on Sunday.

Dhoni said it was not the ideal time to look back at the English summer, when they were not only dislodged from the No.1 spot in Tests, but also failed to win a single match during the series.

Ravi: New ball should help us

Delhi, India -- It took Ravi Rampaul a bit longer than expected to establish himself in international cricket but the strong pacer is making up for lost time.

He first wore the West Indies shirt as a teenager eight years ago and then had to wait a further six years before Test debut, against Australia at the Gabba in November, 2009.

Coach backs birthday boy Bishoo

Delhi, India -- Devendra Bishoo will have one of the biggest days of his cricketing life on Sunday when he lines up for West Indies against India in the first Test match at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

The leg-spinner has been the West Indies’ highest wicket-taker this year with 32 wickets in seven matches at an average of just over 30. He will be facing the Indian batsmen for the first time on their home turf. It is also his 26th birthday.

Playing for Windies helped Hyatt

North Sound, Antigua – Jamaican batsman Danza Hyatt said that playing for the West Indies senior team has improved his confidence and has helped him to progress as a batsman.

“Being around the experienced guys and playing international cricket has helped me for sure,” said Hyatt who has appeared in five One Day Internationals and four Twenty20 Internationals.

He said his time on the international stage has allowed him to pick up good form.

“I think I’m in good nick so I have to capitalize and I need to continue to get the big scores,” Hyatt reasoned.

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