Gayle wary of using pace against India

Updated: May 08, 2010, 11:40 AM IST

Bridgetown: He is well aware of Indian batsmen`s discomfort against the rising ball but West Indies captain Chris Gayle is still wary of unleashing pace at Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s men in tomorrow`s Super Eight clash in the Twenty20 World Cup.

"We can use the short ball but at the same time we have to be careful because it (the Kensington Oval) is a small ground and they have quality batters who can make adjustments. But it`s certainly something we will put into our plans," Gayle said.

Indians were handed a 49-run drubbing by Australia yesterday with pacers Dirk Nannes and Shaun Tait sharing six wickets between them.

The same day, West Indies also succumbed to a loss as they went down by 57 runs against Sri Lanka and Gayle said his team would have to improve considerably to remain in the hunt for semifinals.

"We`ll discuss what happened and it`s back to the drawing board. It`s a must-win for both teams and it should be a good game," Gayle said.

"We are still confident we can win the two games and move onto the semi-final," the opener asserted.

"It`s a disappointing start but we had our chances and we let it slip away. We can`t take away the fact they batted really well but those missed chances hurt us," he said.