T20 WC: Sammy confident Windies strong enough to 'go all the way'
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West Indies captain Darren Sammy has exuded confidence ahead of their opening match in the ICC World T20 tournament against Australia on Saturday evening.
Sammy believes his team's approach to the tournament build-up has been spot on. The squad had a training camp at the Sagicor High Performance Centre in Barbados before they arrived in Sri Lanka ten days ago, and since then have intensified their preparations and worked on skills specific to the shortest format of the game.
"This is the start. All the preparation that we have done, all the plans that we have made, all the hard work that we have put in we will put it on display tomorrow. We are confident, we believe in ourselves and we aim to come out with confidence as we look to win and move on.
"To us every game in the tournament is an important game. We had our last practice session and everybody is ready. The most important thing is that everybody in the team has the belief that we can go all the way. All our attention and focus is geared towards this game. It is the only thing that we are talking about. After this game is finished we will then focus on the other game to come," Sammy said.
"We cannot ever count out Australia, they are always hungry for success. We had a good series in the Caribbean against them earlier this year, but this is new turf and I think it will be an exciting match tomorrow."
The skipper reported that "everyone is fit, focussed and available for selection" and that bowling could be the key on the track at Premadasa. He also noted that the conditions look good for T20 cricket after they had a full fielding session on the vast outfield.
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