Monday 10 September 2012 

Gibson Gives West Indies 'Real Good Chance' At ICC WT20

Gibson Gives West Indies 'Real Good Chance' At ICC WT20
Gibson Gives West Indies 'Real Good Chance' At ICC WT20
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West Indies coach Ottis Gibson gives his side 'a real good chance' going into the ICC World Twenty20 2012, which begins on 18th September in Sri Lanka.

The West Indies play Ireland and Australia in the group and will expect to repeat their performance from the last two competitions and qualify for the Super Eight stage.

"The players have done very well at the camp and looking at the composition of the team. . .we have a good combination, a good mix of experience and young players. . .and we feel we have a real good chance of doing very well in this tournament," he said at a training camp in Barbados.

The squad that the West Indies have picked contains several all-rounders and with players such as Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Dwayne Smith as potent with the ball as they are with the bat, they will be dangerous opponents whoever they come up against.

Furthermore, they have picked form players with experience in the format.

"They have been stars of the Indian Premier League, and have in-depth knowledge of this format," he said of Pollard and spinner Sunil Narine.

"The captain, Darren Sammy, is in great form, so too Andre Russell and Fidel Edwards, and there are others that can step up."

Gibson was reluctant to pick out the other teams that he expects to perform well, instead focussing on the things that he and his players can control.

"On the day, if everybody executes well, anybody can win a match,” he said. “We have seen it before. . .In this format, anything is possible. It is important that you are on top of your game on the day, on top of your plans, and people stick to their skills, and always doing the basics.

"This game still revolves around string basics, so it is important for our guys to be looking after those basics all the time."

West Indies are in action for the first time on 22nd September when they meet Australia in Colombo and then play Ireland two days later, also in Colombo.

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