Sammy: We're enjoying what we're doing!
Bridgetown, Barbados – West Indies Captain Darren Sammy has lauded his team-mates for their professional approach and commitment during the ongoing camp at the 3Ws Oval of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.
Speaking on Tuesday after a full work-out, Sammy said he was pleased with the way the players have all stepped up during the camp and the way they have paying close attention to detail. The camp also includes members of the West Indies A Team, preparing for the upcoming seven-match series against Pakistan A Team in the Caribbean.
“The players have been working hard and doing all that has been asked of them. We had two full sessions on Sunday and Monday and another intense session today. Everyone is enjoying what they are doing and we are eagerly looking forward to the tour. As I said before, this tour of Sri Lanka will not be an easy one, so we must make sure we are fully prepared when we leave the Caribbean later this week,” the 26-year-old said.
“The tour is going to be a major challenge, there is no doubt about that, and that is why it has been so pleasing to see everyone buckling down and doing the hard work here in the camp. We are all aware of the task ahead. We have bonded well as a team and everyone is on the same page going forward.”
Sammy added: “We have been working hard and we are enjoying it. It is good that everyone is enjoying what they are doing and taking responsibility for their individual game. We have been seeing smiling faces and we are all pulling together in the same direction.”
WEST INDIES SQUAD: Darren Sammy (Captain), Brendan Nash (Vice Captain), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Shiv Chanderpaul, Chris Gayle, Nelon Pascal, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Shane Shillingford, Devon Smith, Devon Thomas
TEAM MANAGEMENT UNIT: Ottis Gibson (Head Coach), Joel Garner (Team Manager), David Williams (Assistant Coach), C.J Clark (Physiotherapist), Richard Berridge (Video & Statistical Analyst), Hector Martinez Charles (Strength & Conditioning Co-ordinator), Philip Spooner (Media Relations Officer), Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist), Courtney Browne (WICB Selector)
November 10-12: Warm-up match at SSC, Colombo
November 15-19: 1st Test at Galle International Stadium, Galle
November 23-27: 2nd Test at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
December 1-5: 3rd Test at Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
December 9: 1st ODI at Suriyawewa Stadium, Hambantota
December 11: 2nd ODI at Suriyawewa Stadium, Hambantota
December 15: 3rd ODI at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
December 17: 4th ODI at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
December 19: 5th ODI at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
December 21: T20 International at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo