“We just want to take it to another stage” – Vice-captain Blackwood says West Indies ready for Indian Challenge

Team India will play a two-match Test series against the West Indies from July 12. The first Test will be played in Dominica.

West Indies vice-captain, Jermaine Blackwood, hopes the West Indians can step up to the plate against the mighty Indians.

“India is the number one team in the world right now,” Blackwood told SportsMax.tv.

“We, as a team, for the past year or two, have been playing some good cricket and now we just want to take it to another stage,” he added.

The Jamaican says he’s hoping to rectify that in this series.

“That’s why I’m here working so hard. Me and the captain spoke about wanting to lead the team with the bat and we’ve been doing that for the last year or two. That will be more important now playing against a team like India,” Blackwood said.

“We have to make sure we score the bulk of the runs. I know that we’re going to play against a tough opponent and I know that I want to score some runs for myself and the team,” Blackwood said.

“Whenever I score runs, the team normally feeds off that so that is the mentality I want to take into this series,” he added.

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