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Gibson backs West Indies to thrive

Ottis Gibson, the West Indies coach, is confident of a good showing in the ICC World Twenty20 2012

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Ottis Gibson, the West Indies coach, believes his side have what it takes to perform in the sub-continent.
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson is confident his team can do well in the ICC World T20.

The former quick bowler is encouraged by what he has seen at a training camp ahead of their departure for Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Gibson said: “The players have done very well at the camp and, looking at the composition of the team, we have a good combination, a good mix of experience and young players and we feel we have a real good chance of doing very well in this tournament.”

Impressive performances from the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine in the Indian Premier League fuels Gibson’s belief that his squad has what it takes to prosper again on the sub-continent.

“They have been stars of the Indian Premier League, and have in-depth knowledge of this format,” he said.“The captain, Darren Sammy, is in great form, so too Andre Russell and Fidel Edwards, and there are others that can step up.”

West Indies play their first of two warm-up matches, against the hosts Sri Lanka, Thursday (September 13).

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