<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="West Indies tour of India 2013: We are here to improve our past record, says Darren Sammy" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121113082335.jpg" title="West Indies tour of India 2013: We are here to improve our past record, says Darren Sammy" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Darren Sammy is eyeing to extend West Indies' winning streak in Tests when they play against India © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Kolkata: Oct 30, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> The last time they came to India, the hosts thrashed the <a href="/tags/West-Indies/post" target="_blank">West Indies</a> 2-0 but visiting skipper <a href="/tags/Darren-Sammy/post" target="_blank">Darren Sammy</a> said the Caribbean side is a lot more mature now and would be quite a handful for the hosts in the upcoming Test series starting November 6.<br /> <br /> "We have come here winning six consecutive Tests. So we are a lot more matured this time," the skipper said about two wins each against New Zealand, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.<br /> <br /> "The last time we played a Test, it was a thrilling draw.<br /> <br /> It's just that we have not won here for a long time. We are looking to improve our performance from the last series," Sammy said, elaborating on their 'mission' to win a series here.<br /> <br /> Like India, the West Indies are also awaiting a milestone in their team as Shivnarine Chanderpaul, with 148 Test caps, is all set to become the first Caribbean player to play 150 Tests.<br /> <br /> "In Chanderpaul, we have the most experienced player who would be playing his 150th Test, the most by any West Indian," said Sammy.<br /> <br /> He further said they have a good mix of youth and experience compared to the side which lost 2-0 in the three-match 2011 series.<br /> <br /> "We had a lot of youngsters in our team in the last Test we played here in India. Chanderpaul is our only experienced batsman. We have young guys like <a href="/tags/Kirk-Edwards/post" target="_blank">Kirk Edwards</a>, <a href="/tags/Darren-Bravo/post" target="_blank">Darren Bravo</a> then we have <a href="/tags/Chris-Gayle/post" target="_blank">Chris Gayle</a> and <a href="/tags/Marlon-Samuels/post" target="_blank">Marlon Samuels</a> who have been doing well. The team this time is much more mature," said Sammy.<br /> <br /> "We believe in our team that always been our strong point. We have good young fast bowlers. And, Shane Shillingford is a world class spinner. Kirk Edwards did well recently."<br /> <br /> "Marlon Samuels was the cricketer of the year, and Gayle has had success in India. Once we play to our potential, it will be a competitive series," Sammy added.<br /> <br /> Having played in the <a href="/tags/IPL/post" target="_blank">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL), the Windies will not have too much trouble adapting to the conditions, Sammy said.<br /> <br /> "It [the IPL] presented us an opportunity to get used to the condition here in India, although it's a different format of the game. Most of us are used to the conditions. We have just got to be more patient," he said.<br /> <br /> Asked about the ominous form of <a href="/tags/Shikhar-Dhawan/post" target="_blank">Shikhar Dhawan</a> and <a href="/tags/Virat-Kohli/post" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a>, he said, "Both are in great form. We have discussed it among our team. You will see our execution when the Test starts."<br /> <br /> Sammy is no more the one-day skipper but he said he is enjoying playing for the country.<br /> <br /> "Whether I'm captain or not you would see the same approach. As a team we have got to keep improving. I've been enjoying my cricket.<br /> <br /> "I would not say it's easier. At the end of the day, it's the pressure of International cricket. I continue to enjoy playing for the West Indies," he said.