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Holder: No fear

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Jason Holder

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):

West Indies maybe languishing six spots below Australia in the international Test rankings but that will not prevent the Caribbean side from looking to stun their opponents in the upcoming series.

All-rounder Jason Holder has warned that despite the gulf between the two teams in the rankings, West Indies would not allow themselves to be intimidated when the two-Test series bowls off tomorrow.

"They're ranked number two in the world and that says a lot. We're currently down at eight and we need to work our way up," the 23-year-old rising star said here.

"We have to give them the respect they're due but obviously we're coming to compete and win this series. We'll be coming in quite hard at them. [We're] looking to be aggressive and at least continue the rich vein of form we had in the England series."

That England series proved a confidence booster for the Caribbean side which have languished near the bottom of the Test rankings in recent years.

Seemingly headed for defeat in the first Test in Antigua last month, they batted out the final day to force a draw. And though they suffered a nine-wicket defeat in the Grenada Test, they bounced back superbly to win the final Test in Barbados by five wickets.