Twenty20 World Cup: Tough to defend title, but we are ready, says West Indies skipper Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy hopes for a fresh start as his West Indian outfit look to defend their Twenty20 World Cup title when the tournament proper begins on March 21 in Bangladesh.

updated: March 11, 2014 17:27 IST
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West Indies captain Darren Sammy says that it will be a challenging task to defend their World Twenty20 title but they are prepared to work hard for it later this month.

Sammy, who was at the helm when the West Indies beat hosts Sri Lanka in the final two years ago, believes the tournament in Bangladesh from March 16 to April 6 represents a new start for everyone involved.

"It is a great feeling to be World Champions but that's all gone. When we get to Bangladesh, it's a fresh start and everyone's got do again what they did in Sri Lanka. Which is to play as a team, play for the people and the goal was to win the title. This time around, it is to defend the title and the lads are quite confident. They've been working hard in order for us to retain that title," said Sammy. (Tough to defend World Twenty20 title, says Chris Gayle).

"We will miss the services of Kieron Pollard who is one of our most experienced T20 players. Guys have gained more exposure all over the world and we still have the core in the team. We know once we go out there and perform to our full potential, we will be T20 champions."

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