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Richie Richardson confident of Windies win against Dhoni`s boys

Updated: Jun 10, 2013, 18:42 PM IST

London: Former West Indies skipper and now team manager Richie Richardson has said his boys are confident of winning against India, but will not underestimate the capabilities of the Indians when they play in the ICC Champions Trophy match on June 11.

"We are not going to take India lightly, because we know they are a top-class team, got some exciting batsmen, they have quality bowlers, and the guys (Indian players) are in good nick," he said.

Richardson said his side would play to the best of its ability and try and win the game.

"We believe we have the ammunition to go and beat anybody. So, we just going to do that, we just going to go up there, to play best of our abilities and hope that we win," he said.

Meanwhile, West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo said his well-balanced squad with power-hitters, all-rounders and spinners, would be able to defeat India.

"This is a good balance and with the balance of the team, we are just getting stronger as a unit and we always enjoy playing against Indians," he said.

The Caribbeans have come into this tournament after winning the last ICC World Twenty20 Cup in Sri Lanka last year.

West Indies has named a strong squad for the tournament, with the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy and Sunil Narine.

India is placed in Group B, along with South Africa, Pakistan and the West Indies.

Group A, on the other hand, consists of Australia, England, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

The final is slated to be played on June 23. By Praful Kumar Singh