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(SportsMax) Recently appointed West Indies vice-captain Roston Chase claims there is a special vibe around the team, similar to when it put in a stellar performance to beat England in the Caribbean last year.
On that occasion, the Windies showed plenty of grit and determination to beat the much more highly fancied England 2-1. A similar result against New Zealand would be even more remarkable, however, considering the team’s poor showing against the Blackcaps in recent campaigns.
With the regional team having not registered a Test series win against New Zealand since 2012, it is the Kiwis that have won the last three, with the Windies winning just a match. The victories included a 2-1 win over the West Indies in the Caribbean in 2014. Chase, however, believes the upcoming series could be a little different.
“New Zealand is never an easy place to play…but I am feeling something special about this tour. The energy that I’m feeling from the guys. The eagerness reminds me of when we played the series against England in the Caribbean,” Chase told windiescricket.com.
“I just really have a good feeling about this one,” he added.
Chase replaced opener Kraigg Brathwaite as vice-captain of the squad. The West Indies will face-off against New Zealand in two Test and three T20 internationals.