Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

Chris Gayle looking forward to West Indies’ clash against India

Chris Gayle looking forward to West Indies' clash against India

Chris Gayle said the West Indies would look to “stamp our authority” © Getty images

Kingston (Jamaica): Jun 27, 2013

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 winners India are already on Chris Gayle‘s mind and he says the West Indies would look to “stamp our authority” by using the home advantage when the ODI tri-series, also involving Sri Lanka, kicks off on Friday.

West Indies are coming off after a disappointing outing in the Champions Trophy in England, where they failed to qualify for the semifinals.

“Its all good. We were bubbling in England but we were disappointed with how we got bounced out of the tournament and this is a new tournament now and everybody is starting back from scratch and Sunday we will be coming up against the Champions Trophy champion, so it will be interesting,” said Gayle.

“We should use the home advantage to the best of our [abilities] and capitalise on that. They won’t be in their comfort zone so we have to put the pressure on them as much as possible and let them know that we are home and stamp our authority,” he was quoted as saying by Jamaica Observer.

The big-hitting opener said the team was getting acclimatised after spending a lot of time in England.

“The first time the team getting together and our preparation for [tomorrow] is looking good. We have another training session tomorrow and we are actually looking forward to that as well,” said Gayle.

“The guys getting a feel again coming out of the cold after a few days home and getting back to acclimatise to our home condition and looking forward to a good start here,” he added.

According to Gayle, all the three teams — India, West Indies and Sri Lanka — would know the strength and weaknesses of each team having played in the Champions Trophy.

“The good thing about it is, during the Champions Trophy we got to play both teams. We played Sri Lanka in a warm-up which we actually won and India beat us in the second game, so we know their strengths and weaknesses and it is vice versa from their point of view as well so the first game is going to be important for us,” he pointed out.

The West Indies will open their campaign against Sri Lanka.

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 26, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 27, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Sharjah

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014  at Sharjah

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 2 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014  at Dubai

Chennai Super Kings won by 7 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 72 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Chennai Super Kings won by 93 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

Photos

CSK vs DD, IPL 2014 Match 8 at Abu Dhabi

Videos

IPL: Tanmay Mishra talks shows the contents of his kit

Roy Marshall: The Hampshire giant who kept English cricket alive in their dullest days

Andy Whittall: The man who made his Test debut without playing domestic cricket at home

Barry Shepherd: Nine Tests, only to pursue an alternative career

IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings have surprisingly strong Indian pace attack

IPL 2014 Schedule: Match time table for IPL 7

Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils Glenn Maxwell India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders MS Dhoni Rajasthan Royals RCB vs KKR RCB vs KKR 2014 Royal Challengers Bangalore Sunrisers Hyderabad

Chennai Super Kings will be hard to beat once at their peak, says Faf du Plessis

Inzamam-ul Haq backs Waqar Younis to take over as Pakistan coach

IPL 2014: Gautam Gambhir hails ‘incredible win’ against Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday: Adam Gilchrist has a dig at Shane Warne

Moin Khan hints at change of captain for Pakistan’s ODI side

Roy Marshall: The Hampshire giant who kept English cricket alive in their dullest days

Andy Whittall: The man who made his Test debut without playing domestic cricket at home

Barry Shepherd: Nine Tests, only to pursue an alternative career

IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings have surprisingly strong Indian pace attack

Sachin Tendulkar given out off a wrong replay on his birthday in IPL 2011

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

622 Posts | 7 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli's 77 during India vs Sri Lanka ICC World T20 2014 final at Dhaka

Kaanchi quick movie review: Subhash Ghai’s Mishti is no Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

NTT Docomo to reportedly exit Indian market, pull out of JV with Tata Teleservices

Inzamam-ul Haq backs Waqar Younis to take over as Pakistan coach

7 symptoms of STDs or sexually transmitted diseases

Lose weight with this Indian diet plan

Roy Marshall: The Hampshire giant who kept English cricket alive in their dullest days

Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon: Gunjan Utreja quits the show because of Vivian Dsena?

IPL 2014: HTC One M8 becomes the official phone of the Delhi Daredevils

Also on cricketcountry.com