West Indies bank on Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine to deliver on Indian tour

West Indies coach Ottis Gibson feels the Test series against India will be a reality check for the Caribbeans, who have won their last six Test matches against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

updated: September 14, 2013 13:47 IST
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West Indies will be banking on the experience of Chris Gayle and Sunil Narine when they come to India in November. Coach Ottis Gibson feels the tour will be a challenge and a reality check on a Caribbean side that has won its last six Test matches against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

India have invited the West Indies for a two-Test, three-ODI series in November. For the Caribbeans, the Indian tour will precede the trip to New Zealand which is scheduled to commence on December 3 and conclude on January 15 next year. Gibson says the Indian tour will be an "immense challenge" where the Indian Premier League experience of a Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders) will come handy.

"If you look at the last six Tests we played, we won them. It's been good progress but I know people aren't considering them as big wins," Gibson told ESPNCricinfo. "Against India however, we can really gauge the progress. I'd never discount wins against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh though because they are upcoming and talented but India will be an immense challenge and we're looking forward to it."

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