West Indies skipper Darren Sammy stressed yesterday that the World T20 semi-final clash against India at Wankhede Stadium today will be a big challenge for his team to overcome.
WI captain Darren Sammy addresses the media at Wankhede yesterday. Pic/Suresh Karkera
"This is going to be 15 West Indian players versus how many billions here in India… Yes, it is a challenge and we are ready to face it. We all know that India are always difficult at home, but we will focus on the things we do best," said the 32-year-old Sammy at the pre-match conference.
The 2012 World T20 champions came into the tournament without playing a single T20 game this year, but started the tournament on a winning note after beating England, Sri Lanka and South Africa before losing the last group game to minnows Afghanistan.
Sammy explained the secret of his team's success during the tournament: "A lot has been said about this team. That just brought us closer together. We have a number of guys who are in their 30s. We think it is us against the world. There will not be a bigger day than tomorrow to express that. I don't think we will have one Indian supporter," said Sammy.
Sammy also did not want to focus on India's in-form batsman Virat Kohli. "This is not to take anything away from Virat. He is a very good player. Like we have shown throughout the tournament… when we have executed our plans right, we have won; when we haven't, we have lost," said Sammy.