Sammy to exploit Dhoni's absence

“Definitely, it will be a boost for us. Dhoni is not just a good captain, but he’s also someone who contributes massively for India at number five or six position. So, it’s something we would like to exploit, but having said that we need to play very good, consistent cricket to beat India at their home,” Sammy told reporters here on Monday.
A few one-day specialists like Kieron Pollard and Denza Hyatt have joined the West Indies squad, and Sammy hoped that their inclusion would boost his side’s strength.
“Yes, we will be having a set of new players in the one-day squad, and they are fresh after a few days’ rest, and I hope that has helped them to stay sharp. But then again we need a collective effort to beat India, as we can’t depend upon one or two individuals as they have also some impact players like Sehwag and Raina,” he said.

“Pollard’s inclusion is quite a blessing for us, as apart from his undoubted skills, he knows the Indian conditions well because of playing in the IPL. So, we would like to tap his brain for some information,” Sammy added.

West Indies have been hugely competitive in the last two series against India, home and away, and Sammy said they have taken a lot of positives from them. “We are happy that we haven’t been mere pushovers against a vastly talented and experienced side like India. In the one-day and Test series at home, we had managed to compete very well with India, and here also we created a lot of opportunities in the Test series. But now we need to exploit those opportunities, and get some good results. Yes, we are quite confident that we can compete with India on an equal footing in this series,” he said.

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