7 Jan 2009

Skippers confident of taking the one day series

12:30 pm on 7 January 2009

Both cricket captains are confident ahead of the third one day cricket match in Wellington.

New Zealand skipper Dan Vettori says the side still believes they can win the one day international series against the West Indies.

The Black Caps are trailing the Windies one-nil in the five-match series with game one washed out in Queenstown and the second also affected by the weather.

But captain Dan Vettori says they can't use the weather as an excuse for finding themselves behind.

He says the team still has the strong belief they can come back, especially when the Black Caps have produced some good results at the Westpac Stadium.

However the West Indies captain Chris Gayle is confident his side can continue their winning form.

The Windies won a tight fought and rain-disrupted match in Christchurch despite the New Zealanders being heavy favourites to win.

Gayle says the win was a timely confidence boost for the tourists and hopes the Windies can carry the momentum built in Christchurch onto the pitch at Westpac Stadium.

Gayle says the key to the West Indies winning will be having someone bat through the whole innings as Ramnaresh Sarwan did in Christchurch.

And he says star batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul came through practice unscathed and it's likely he will play in today's match.