Port of Spain (Trinidad), Jun 3 : They might be without key senior players but even a second-string India would be hard to stop for the struggling West Indies when the two sides clash in a one-off Twenty20 match here tomorrow.
Led by Suresh Raina, India are without seniors such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni among others, but they can still turn the tables on the West Indians whom they have never beaten in a Twenty20 match before.
As touring Indians get set to take on the hosts at the Queen's Park Oval here, they can take comfort from the disarray in which the hosts presently find themselves.
Rival coach Ottis Gibson is candid enough to lay bare in public domain, the issues which are stopping his young team from winning consistently.
His latest ire is reserved for pitches in the Caribbean which, according to him, are not suited to the strength of the home side.
He hit out yesterday, stating that pitches across the Caribbean this summer have not worked to his team's advantage at all.
The one at Queen's Park Oval is expected to be low and slow which is at variance with the strength of the West Indian team.
The hosts have two of the most economical and frugal medium-paceers in skipper Darren Sammy and Ravi Rampaul but the Oval pitch appears to have been made more for the visitors' liking. PTI