BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies captain Darren Sammy has warned Australia to expect more of his side’s fighting spirit when the three-Test series bowls off here next weekend.
He was speaking Friday after West Indies produced another sensational effort to beat the Aussies by 14 runs and tie the two-match Twenty20 series 1-1.
The performance was the latest show of resilience, a quality that came to the fore when they fought back during the preceding five-match one-day series to earn a 2-2 tie.
“Two and two, one and one. I think one-all in the Test series would be a perfect result for the home series,” Sammy quipped.
“We now have the belief in the team that we can compete and win against top-ranked teams.
“We’re going to carry that same mentality towards the Tests. That’s what we’ve got to keep telling the boys, once we believe, we can achieve. We’re going to play fearless cricket when we’re at home. We intend to deliver.”
West Indies bowled off the one-day series badly, slumping to a disappointing 64-run loss in the first match of the tripleheader in St Vincent. They stormed back to win the second match by five wickets, carved out a dramatic tie in the third when they appeared dead to rights, before winning the fourth match by 42 runs.