West Indies captain Darren Sammy promised on Saturday that his team would display fearless brand of cricket against a superior Indian side in the first Test of the three-match series beginning here today.

WI skipper Darren Sammy

Sammy said it is a challenge for his young team to play against India, who are currently ranked No 3 in the Test rankings.

"Playing in India is a big challenge for me as captain as well as the team. India are one of the top sides in Test cricket with great players. Cricket is a religion here. It will be the toughest test for us," Sammy said after a practice session at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Sammy said his team would play fearlessly throughout the series. "We have to play fearlessly against them. We have to perform our best. We have to be hungry to do well and give our best," he said.

Sammy said the team is high on confidence after its Test series win in Bangladesh. "We had done well in the home Test series against India and then we have come from Bangladesh after a successful tour.

So we are well prepared and we are not new to the conditions here," said the 27-year-old. He also backed Devendra Bishoo to do well in the series. "He has been in good form after his inception in Test cricket." �