Sarwan warns of Harbhajan threat

 Sarwan also said his team would have to click as a unit as they tackle the Indian bowling attack.

“We’ve got experience within experience and hopefully we’ll come together as a unit. Over the years, we’ve tried to rotate the strike as much as we can but we know how good Harbhajan Singh is and he’s been a very good performer for India over the years,” Sarwan said.

The Guyanese felt the key to his side’s success in the series beginning at Sabina Park would be how well it could work on the ball.

“It’s important that we stay positive against him as well and the rest of the bowlers that we’ll be playing against but I think the key when we play India is to try and work the ball as much as we can,” he said. Sarwan also felt that irrespective of their recent Super Eight match win over India in the Twenty20 World Cup in England, the Indians would be ‘a handful in the Caribbean’.

Holding doubtful

West Indies great Michael holding doubts if Gayle’s team can intimidate India with its short-pitched deliveries in the absence of an injured Fidel Edwards, who successfully did the job in the T20 World Cup.

Edwards is nursing a lower back injury which he sustained in England and has been left out of the 13-man squad for the first two one-dayers in Jamaica.

“Everyone realises that Fidel is the quickest. He can intimidate and will be crucial to use bouncers as a strategy,” Holding said. “Without him, though, it will be tough to bowl that kind of short-pitched intimidatory bowling.”

“Jerome Taylor has not been all that fit in recent times. Since the first Test against England in Jamaica, he has not been 100 percent,” he added.

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