Sammy vows to spoil Lankan party

Last Updated 06 October 2012, 16:50 IST

Having made it to the final of an ICC event after six years, West Indian skipper Darren Sammy vowed to spoil the Sri Lankan party by winning the World T20 here on Sunday night.


Are you ready to spoil the Sri Lankan party?

Definitely. That's what we're looking to do. We left home on a mission and like I have said before, it is just one more hurdle to jump. We will be looking to spoil that party. Two teams in the finals, Sri Lanka and we, peaked at the right time. We want to have our party. We Caribbean people know how to party. We enjoy parties in depth.

You will be up against a more dangerous spin attack...

Obviously, they are playing at home, they know their conditions well. I just hope we get a very good cricket wicket, where batsmen could enjoy playing their strokes and the bowlers have something for them as well. I'm hoping we're going to get a good T20 wicket. But whatever we get, we just go out there and execute. We are going to focus on them but we are going to put more emphasis on us, what we could do.

What does a victory mean to West Indies cricket?

It'll be massive. Over a decade, our fans are craving for a bit of success. That’s the goal we left the Caribbean with. It's the World T20 and we are just one step away from that.

We all know, when we do well, the people in the Caribbean are very very happy. I think work stopped yesterday for a few hours, back home. It'll mean everything to us as players as well as the coaching staff. It will give us a big boost. Hopefully, we could do that tomorrow.

What did you do differently in the semis against Australia?

We were all pumped up there. We had our team meeting and our plans were very clear.

Chris (Gayle) and Marlon (Samuels) set it up at the top and (Kieron) Pollard delivered in the big game. Probably, at the starting of our bowling innings, probably Warner should have kept his mouth shut and that just got everybody even more pumped up to get out there and beat the Australians. We're looking to do that again tomorrow. We’ve had many people rooting for us. I know former captain Clive Lloyd did send us messages, he calls in, ‘We’ve got to win this, it means a lot to everybody” and that alone is the biggest motivation for the guys who go out and play in that final.

(Published 06 October 2012, 16:50 IST)

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