WI coach Ottis Gibson expects tough series

FPJ BureauUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 09:01 AM IST
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Trinidad West Indies coach Ottis Gibson said India, despite being a depleted side on the current tour, will pose a tough challenge in the Twenty20 and One- Day cricket series. The Indian squad for the five ODIs is being led by Suresh Raina and is

without eight players from the victorious World Cup squad.

” They ( India) would not be coming here as any pushovers, wealt39ve got to take the fight to them and ensure we come out victorious,” Gibson said during the teamalt39s training session at the National Cricket Centre, Couva.

” We had mixed results against Pakistan ( referring to the Test and ODI series) but we expect a tougher challenge from India, especially as they are the world ( One- Day International) champions,” he said.

Gibson said captain Darren Sammy is still overcoming a lower back injury and is doubtful for the Twenty20 match. The West Indies beat Pakistan in the one- off Twenty20, lost the ODI series 2- 3 and drew the Test series 1- 1. ” We are trying to blend the younger players with the established ones and we hope to see the fruits of that labour in the coming months,” Gibson was quoted as saying.

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