Windies looking for back-to-back wins
Georgetown, Guyana– West Indies will be looking to end the Digicel One-Day International Series on a high when they face Pakistan on Thursday.
First ball in the fifth Digicel ODI at the Guyana National Stadium is 9.30 am (8.30 am Jamaica Time).
The West Indies bounced back with a one-run win under Duckworth/Lewis Method on Monday in Barbados and will be looking to carry that momentum into the final match. They had a full training session on Wednesday at the ground and the stage is set for thrilling encounter.
“We did well in Barbados to win a close match, after we fell 3-0 down in the series. What we are looking for is a win tomorrow [Thursday] to finish off and carry the momentum into the two Test matches to follow,” Sammy told reporters.
“We did some really good things in the last match. The bowlers have been excellent for us – they did really well in the World Cup and also in the T20 International and the first four matches of this series. Devendra Bishoo has been amazing since he came into the team and Ravi Rampaul has taken his chance with both hands.”
The Windies Number 88 added: “The batsmen did the job in the last match and that was very good to see. We were set a challenging target and we chased it down. We had some really good batting at the top and we always had the belief we would pull it off. We held our nerve to pull one back in the series. Now we will look to put in another good showing and get another win on the board.”
Sammy said the players were feeling quite confident as they prepare to play infront what promises to be the biggest crowd of the series.
“We have confidence. You could see from the way everyone was running around during our training session that we are enjoying our work and believe we can perform well and win again. We will plan well again. We will look at what we did well in the last match and aim to improve on that. Winning is never easy and we want to work hard and taste victory again.”
West Indies Squad:Darren Sammy (Captain), Dwayne Bravo (Vice Captain), Lendl Simmons, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Carlton Baugh (wicketkeeper), Anthony Martin, Andre Rusell, Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Ravi Rampaul.
Digicel Series Schedule
Digicel ODI Series
May 5: Fifth Digicel ODI – Guyana National Stadium
May 12-16: First Digicel Test – Guyana National Stadium
May 20-24: Second Digicel Test – Warner Park