India is my hunting ground, says Marlon Samuels

PTI| Updated: Oct 25, 2013, 22:00 PM IST

Miami (Florida): West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has called India his "hunting ground" ahead of next month`s Test and ODI series against Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s outfit.

"It`s very important for the team to try and pull off a win in India. It`s never easy to win in India, but over the years I have set a lot of goals and achieved them; some didn`t go as planned, but as you know, I scored my first century in India and during a couple of other tours I went there and scored a lot of runs, so you can call it my hunting ground," Samuels was quoted as saying by `Jamaican Gleaner`.

India is where the West Indies` Player of the Year Samuels scored his first century in 2002 to help his team draw the third Test in Kolkata.

The Caribbean team is coming off six consecutive Test wins and the 32-year-old Jamaican is looking to help his team continue in same vein.

"It was another wonderful year for me to get Cricketer of the Year. It shows that I am consistent and that`s how I want it to remain, it`s a great achievement," Samuels said.

The West Indies is currently training here as part of preparations for the series against India.

"It`s different. It`s out of our comfort zone so to speak. In any team you need team-building, not everyone is going to get along, not everyone will be friends after their careers are over, but team-building exercises are always important for any team to move forward and improve."