Gayle wary of using pace against India

Chris Gayle knows that Indian batsmen are uncomforatble against the rising ball but he is still wary of unleashing pace at Dhoni's men.

updated: May 08, 2010 08:53 IST
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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 Sunday's Super Eight clash in the World Twenty20 here.

"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