West Indies coach expects his bowlers to do well whatever the conditions
West Indies Head Coach Ottis Gibson believes his bowlers will be able to prosper in any circumstances during the upcoming ICC World Twenty20.
Gibson has numerous options available to him in both the pace and spin departments as the men from the Caribbean make their final preparations ahead of departure for Sri Lanka. He said: "We've got quality seam and we've got quality spin as well so we've got a bowling attack that we believe will be able to thrive in any conditions."
Fidel Edwards and Ravi Rampaul spearhead the pace attack, supported by Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell and Dwayne Smith. Meanwhile Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine are the main spin options.
Batsmen Marlon Samuels and Chris Gayle, the latter of whom took 3-28 in a practice match against UWI Select XI on Thursday, also bolster the slow bowling department.
Gibson sees big-hitting batsman Gayle as a viable option with the ball as a player with vast experience in the 20-over format. "If we get there and the wicket is spinning and the captain feels that spin is the better option than pace then of course Chris then becomes a very good option," Gibson noted.
"He's done well all across the world in this format bowling his off-breaks so I'm sure if he's called on he'll do that for us as well."
West Indies take on Sri Lanka on Thursday (September 13) in a warm-up match in Colombo ahead of their opening ICC World Twenty20 tournament fixture against Australia on September 22.