West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin is not shying away from the challenge of taking on the world's best Test team in South Africa but knows that a "complete team effort" will be required to beat the Proteas.
At stumps on day one of the third Test at Hamilton, West Indies recovered to reach 286 for six after New Zealand had initially restricted them to 86 for five with Denesh Ramdin smashing a superb 107 and veteran Shiv Chanderpaul 94 not out overnight.
Caribbean T20 champions Trinidad & Tobago got their Champions League T20 campaign off to a winning start by beating Big Bash League champions Brisbane Heat in the tournament's opening Group B match in Ranchi.
West Indies wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin is keen to make the most of his opportunity having been recalled for the limited overs matches against Zimbabwe.
The West Indies play three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 matches between 22nd February and 3rd March with Ramdin back in the squad in place of Devon Thomas.