Windies ready for title defence, says Sammy

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Captain Darren Sammy believes the West Indies side that will defend the World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh later this month, is much better equipped than the one which lifted the trophy two years ago in Sri Lanka.

Speaking ahead of the squad’s departure, Sammy said his charges were now more experienced, confident and better able to deal with the pressure of international tournaments.

“There is always pressure, and especially now being World champions. But we’ve grown as a team, guys have gotten more exposure in Twenty20 cricket, we’re more experienced, and the belief in the team is quite high and it is a little more vocal than it was in 2012,” Sammy pointed out.

West Indies were scheduled to Barbados at 8:00 pm Friday for London, before flying onto Dubai, and arriving in Bangladesh early Sunday.

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