Sarwan looking to score in World Twenty20 Championship

LONDON, England -- The West Indies will be counting on their experienced players to deliver big performances as they aim to win the second edition of the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 2009 Tournament.

One player who is super keen is right-handed batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan, who knows the requirements of the game -- having played at the first Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa two years ago as well as other major events.

Looking ahead to the tournament, Sarwan said the team was focussed on the job at hand. The Tournament starts on Friday and the Windies have been drawn in Group C alongside Australia and Sri Lanka. The first match will be on Saturday against Australia at The Oval and the second match is next Wednesday against Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge.

“We are in a tough group and we know we must go out and back ourselves to deliver. We have a good allround team and we believe in ourselves. Once we stick to the basics I believe we should do well in this tournament. We are working hard and we will be aiming to deliver,” Sarwan said.

The 28-year-old has been playing well in Test cricket this year, making four centuries – including a career best 291 against England in Barbados. He noted the aim was not to transfer that form to the short form of the game.

“I have been playing well in Test cricket so I have the confidence. I will be looking to take that kind of form into this tournament. I have been working really hard on my batting and I am looking to get better and help the team every time I go to the crease.”

TEAM: Chris Gayle (Captain), Denesh Ramdin (Vice Captain/Wicket-keeper), Andre Fletcher, Xavier Marshall, Lendl Simmons, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shiv Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, David Bernard, Darren Sammy, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Fidel Edwards, Lionel Baker.