India in excellent form but would need patience in Tests, says Ottis Gibson

Ranked No 6 in the ICC Test rankings, the touring West Indies might have come here with the underdog tag but Gibson said they would be quite a handful for the hosts.

updated: November 02, 2013 18:43 IST
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Kolkata: Claiming to be unruffled by the Indian batsmen's scintillating form in the ongoing ODI series against Australia, West Indies coach Ottis Gibson on Saturday said the home players will have to show a whole lot of patience against his men in the two-Test series starting November 6.

"India are chasing 350 in almost every game; I find that exciting but when those players come back to the Test mould, they will realise that it requires a bit more patience," Gibson said after the drawn practice game against the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association.

"India have been in excellent form in one-day cricket. Perhaps they need to be a little bit more patient in Tests. Test cricket and IPL are a very different format altogether and different mindsets.

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