Sri Lanka v West Indies, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day November 27, 2010

We didn't play to our potential - Sammy

Darren Sammy, the West Indies captain, has said that his team didn't play as well as he would have wanted them to in the second Test against Sri Lanka. "It's always difficult when you are on and off the cricket field. Today it looked like we wouldn't have any play, but the weather cleared up. That's something as professionals we have to master."

However, he said the team was able to create chances throughout the game and the most important thing is that the West Indies still have a chance to win the series heading in to the third Test. He was also not worried about the number of catches the West Indies have dropped over the first two games.

"I know the potential we have as a fielding team. The guys work hard and put a high level of quality on their fielding. In cricket, you drop catches, but what I like to see is half-chances to go in our favour, at least one or two. We haven't been to capitalize on the half-chances our bowlers created. But all in all, we could work on it and correct it."

Sammy also said he was pleased with the team's work ethic and that they are taking "baby steps" towards restoring pride in the West Indies team. "You don't change overnight. You have a process. I must say that our work ethic has been excellent. Even the fight we showed this afternoon, though we lost two wickets, it's good to see that we are thinking of the fans at home. They are waking up at early hours to watch this game.

"From the reports we have got from there they are quite happy to see the fight the team is putting."

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