Birmingham, Jun 12: West Indies captain Darren Sammy has said his side expects to win their upcoming one-day series against England after finishing the Test campaign with a flourish.
Although rain washed out three of the five days in the third Test here at Edgbaston, the West Indies’ total of 426 featured an unbeaten century from wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin, a stylish 76 by Marlon Samuels and Tino Best’s 95, the highest score by a Test match No.11.
Sammy said the consistent failure to win the key moments in another competitive series for West Indies led to their 2-0 Test series defeat against England.
The West Indies captain said his side-lacked consistency throughout the three-Test series which drew to a wet conclusion on Monday at Edgbaston.
West Indies’ recent results in ODIs suggest that they are far better side and with Chris Gayle back on board, they have one of the world’s leading limited overs batsmen in their line-up.
Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell and Dwayne and Darren Bravo could also pose problems to an England side captained by Alastair Cook in one-dayers now his Test skipper and fellow opener Andrew Strauss has quit the white-ball game.
West Indies pushed Australia all the way in a five-match one-day series in March that ended all square at 2-2 after the third ODI in St Vincent was tied, The Sydeny Morning Herald reports.
“Everybody’s really excited about this one-day series and everybody believes we should beat England. We are quite confident as a one-day team,” said Sammy. (ANI)