West Indies wish for a bouncy pitch finally granted

Antigua: West Indies will finally have their wish granted when they would get to play on the hard and bouncy pitch in the fifth and the final One-day International at Sabina Park, Jamaica on Thursday.

Reports from Jamaica suggest that a tough batting surface awaits the two teams, something which the West Indian captain Darren Sammy has been yearning for throughout the series.

It has, however come too late for the hosts who are facing a threat of a clean sweep by the Indians on their own home soil.

India lead the five-match ODI series 3-0.

Chief curator Charles Josephs said that the pitch will have more bounce and pace than what has been seen in the series so far.

"I expect us to have a wicket that bounces more than the ones that we have seen in the eastern Caribbean," said Joseph, who has been curator at this venue since 1962.

This venue is prone to heavy showers but Joseph is confident that he would get the track of his liking.

"We have always dedicated ourselves to producing hard, true pitches that are good for both batsmen and bowlers alike, and despite losing a couple days due to rain, I expect us to meet our aim," he said.

Sammy has been quite vocal in his criticism about the wickets for keeping low and slow in the series so far.


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