ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):Assistant coach Toby Radford says the West Indies are coming out with guns blazing in an attempt to send the Zimbabwe players back to Harare empty-handed, when the second Test begins today.
The teams play each other in a second and deciding Test at Windsor Park at 10 a.m. (9 a.m. Jamaica time) in Roseau, following West Indies' nine-wicket win at Kensington, their fifth straight win in Tests.
"Every game is important. We want to make sure the Zimbabweans don't win a game on this tour. We want to send them home empty-handed," said Radford.
"We have had a really good run in Test cricket this last year - we did well against New Zealand, we did really well in Bangladesh and we would like to follow that up with a complete sweep here as well."
The game will be Zimbabwe's last opportunity to salvage some pride after losing every international match on their Caribbean tour. They suffered heavy losses in the one-day internationals (3-0) at the Grenada National Stadium and the T20s (2-0) at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua.
The Zimbabwe cricketers will have their work cut out on a surface expected to provide bounce against in-form spinner Shane Shillingford, playing in front of his home crowd.
"Last year, it was fantastic, and Shane bowled exceptionally well, as he did again last week in Barbados," said Radford in reference to Shillingford's 10-wicket haul against the Australians at Windsor Park last year.
"If he can produce something again like that, I think it will be a great atmosphere. They are really good people here, they love their cricket ... a nice stadium and I think we will be in for a really good game."