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first_img(REOPENS DEL 24) (REOPENS DEL 24) Semifinalists in 2009, the West Indies emerged champions in 2012 and lost to Sri Lanka on D/L method in a rain-interrupted match in Bangladesh in 2014 in the last edition. “We came here after winning a tournament in 2012. A hailstorm knocked us out in Bangladesh. The year before we were in the semis (in 2009). Its a format weve been consistent but nobody gives us a chance,” Sammy said. Simplifying their approach, he said: “We just wanted to take six steps. Its a six step process to the Cup. We have taken five steps. We took a big one against India. We had a bit of a skid on the way which kind of knocked us off but we got up. We are left with one more step. “We have improved, we believe in each other. We enjoy enjoy each others success. Just thinking about lifting that Cup tomorrow, I could almost foresee whats going to happen after. We have a cricket game to play first,” he said stressing on the reality. Sammy further said they would like to be called David and not Goliath in tomorrows contest against England. “We always are David. David is a winner. Even now I still think people dont give us a chance. Goliath is big and strong but David defeated him with a sling and one shot. We will always see ourselves as David. We will play like David, be smart about it. Believe in ourselves in the dressing room. Believe in its order. If we do all these things we know we could do with that belief, were going to lift the Cup.” They may have faced criticism for their lack of ability to rotate the strike but Sammy warned their opposition saying that they believe in their ability to clear the ropes, something they had displayed in full vigour while eliminating India en route to their seven-wicket win in the semi-final. “We talk about that but we know we are a boundary-hitting teams. Firstly, you have got to stop us from hitting boundaries. Thats been a difficult for opposition once we get into that zone. So its about keeping us in right direction. MORE PTI TAP AT PM PMadvertisementlast_img

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