'Once We Play To Our Full Potential, We're Unbeatable'

Darren Sammy talks to the press
'Once We Play To Our Full Potential, We're Unbeatable'
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Former West Indies One-Day International captain Darren Sammy was praised for an explosive half century that steered the Caribbean side to a respectable total before their eight-wicket loss to India on Tuesday (11th June).

Sammy was 56 not out after smashing a succession of boundaries once his team had slumped from 102 for one to 182 for nine in the second game of their ICC Champions Trophy 2013 campaign.

He hit an impressive five fours and four sixes off 36 balls in the last four overs to take his side to 233 for nine but after India hunted down the runs in ruthless fashion, the West Indies must win their final Group B match against South Africa tomorrow (14th June) if they are to reach the semi-finals.

Sammy said: "We find our backs against the wall again, it’s something we’re kind of used to.

"In tomorrow’s session we’ll fine tune our skills, taking wickets with a new ball is important. If we look at the way we bowled against Pakistan, we could be successful in the game against South Africa.

"We just have to go out there and play our brand of cricket that we know we’re capable of. Once we play to our full potential, we’re unbeatable.

"In life every disappointment could be a blessing in disguise," he added.

Captain Dwayne Bravo blamed poor batting in the middle of the innings for the loss they suffered, but Sammy believes his side have what it takes to win tomorrow:

"We know what we have to do, but we need to improve in all three disciplines and come out victorious."

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