Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

West Indies won’t take Ireland lightly, says Darren Sammy

Darren-Sammy-of-the-West-Indies-bowls-during-game-two-of-the-Commonwealth-Bank-One-Day-International-Seri
Darren Sammy says West indies will respect Ireland © Getty Images

 

Kingston: Feb 18 , 2014

 

West Indies captain Darren Sammy says his side would not be taking Ireland lightly despite the underdog status of the visitors ahead of their three-match series at Sabina Park.

 

The two teams are slated to face off in two Twenty20 Internationals, that starts on Wednesday, and a one-off One-Day international (ODI) on Sunday, reports CMC.

 

“As a West Indian team, we always respect our opponents, no matter what,” said Sammy.

 

“The Irish have not done well in the just-concluded NAGICO Super50, but no doubt we won’t be underestimating them as that could be a recipe for failure.”

 

The series, one of two before the West Indies depart next month to defend their ICC World Twenty20 2014 title in Bangladesh, is set to bowl off Wednesday with the Twenty20s. The second is set for Friday.

 

“We will just have to go out there, keep our focus and try to execute as best as we can.” Said Sammy.

 

Ireland coach Phil Simmons, meanwhile, says his team will enter the series as rank outsiders but they will be putting their best foot forward.

 

“The expectation when we go anywhere is to try and win and play good cricket,” said Simmons, a former West Indies cricketer.

 

“We are going to try and be on top of our game at all times and if they [West Indies] slip up then we’ll try and pull in.”

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 17, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 16, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 41 runs

Womens World T20, 2014

Apr 6, 2014  at Dhaka

Australia Women won by 6 wkts

T20 WC 2014

Apr 6, 2014  at Dhaka

Sri Lanka won by 6 wkts

Womens World T20, 2014

Apr 4, 2014  at Dhaka

England Women won by 9 wkts

T20 WC 2014

Apr 4, 2014  at Dhaka

India won by 6 wkts

Photos

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play cricket

Videos

Prince William, Kate Middleton meet McGrath, Ellyse

Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2014 Preview: RCB have advantage over DD sans Kevin Pietersen

Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2014 will look to keep integrity intact, says Shane Watson

IPL 2014: Life after Sachin Tendulkar

IPL 2014: Top 10 Indian youngsters to watch out for

IPL: What value does a franchisee owner bring to the side by sitting in the dugout?

Australia BCCI England India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders Lasith Malinga Moments in history Mumbai Indians Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Rohit Sharma Sachin Tendulkar

IPL 7: Mumbai Indians have lot to learn after defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders, says Rohit Sharma

IPL 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders can win most matches if batsmen put up big score, says Gautam Gambhir

IPL 2014 partners with Twitter to bring real-time experience to fans

Sunil Narine, Jacques Kallis star in Kolkata Knight Riders’ 41-run victory against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2014

Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 2014: Mumbai Indians 113/5 in 18 overs

IPL 2014: Begins yet another Controversy Premier League

Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2014 will look to keep integrity intact, says Shane Watson

IPL 2014: Life after Sachin Tendulkar

IPL 2009: Looking at events that led to T20 extravaganza being held in South Africa

IPL 2014: Top 10 Indian youngsters to watch out for

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

Know your medical terms: Edema

Confident of Congress` victory: Sachin Pilot

Maharashtra votes for 19 Lok Sabha seats in second phase

West Bengal: First phase of Lok Sabha elections 2014 begins

IPL 2014: How does the umpire cam work?

Even the best bowlers bowl a non-ball: Amit Shah on Election Commission ruling

Stay healthy with these 8 summer foods (Gallery)

IPL 7: Mumbai Indians have lot to learn after defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders, says Rohit Sharma

Also on cricketcountry.com