'Narine is our trump card'

West Indian captain Darren Sammy admitted off-spinner Sunil Narine will be his trump card to exploit England’s weakness against slow bowlers in the Super Eights match here on Thursday. 

England, defending the World Twenty20 title they won in the Caribbean two years ago, crashed to their heaviest T20 defeat of 90 runs in their first round match against India, with off-spinner Harbhajan Singh grabbing 4-12.

And that prompted Sammy to raise more hopes with Narine. “Sunil is our trump card, he’s done well for us in that format, hopefully he could have a big impact on the English batting line-up,” said Sammy of the 24-year-old spinner who has made a big impact at Twenty20 level.  Besides Narine, West Indies have the option of bringing in leg-spinner Samuel Badree to add to the guile of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who can also bowl handy spin.

“We’ll definitely look to bowl spin against them, but we have quality seam bowlers upfront also. We have Badree who is another spinner in the line-up so hopefully we will bowl well against England.”

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