Harbhajan won't get the better of us: Sammy

Published: Monday, June 6, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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Port Of Spain (Trinidad), June 6: Their weakness against the spin bowling was exposed in the series against Pakistan but West Indies skipper Darren Sammy does not feel that Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh would be a big threat for them in the One-day series, beginning tomorrow.

Sammy hoped that his batters would give a better account of themselves against Harbhajan.

"We should play Harbhajan better than we did against Pakistan. Ajmal was different. He was very difficult to pick because of his doosra. Harbhajan, in contract, is more orthodox and our batters should do well against him," Sammy said ahead of the series-opener.

Pakistan off-spinners Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez picked up 12 of the 26 wickets to fall in the series preceding the current one. They both gave less than four runs per over and were miserly.

Harbhajan picked up two for 25 from his four overs against the West Indies in the Twenty20 opener here on Saturday but Sammy was willing to bet his batters to do well against the Indian.

If ever Harbhajan needed a reason to be extra competitive, Sammy''s remarks provide him with one, even though he has a distinguished career of 393 Tests and 255 ODI wickets behind him and his five for 13 against the West Indies in the Kingston Test of 2006 was the reason India came up trumps in the Caribbean after 35 years.


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