CPL

Zouks are 'David' to TKR's 'Goliath' - Darren Sammy

By September 09, 2020

Ever the inspirational leader, St Lucia Zouks Captain Darren Sammy believes his team has as good a chance to win the 2020 Hero CPL title on Thursday even though they would have to defeat the unbeaten Trinbago Knight Riders to do so.

He likens the teams to two biblical characters.

“I see them as Goliath,” said Sammy while addressing the media during a pre-final press conference on Wednesday.

“They are the Goliath of the tournament, but like I said to my men, don’t forget that David defeated Goliath.

“That’s the confidence we have as a team. Everybody knows that from the time the tournament started we said whoever wins this tournament has to go through TKR. That was a given. If you want to win this tournament you have got to beat TKR, and that is what is left to do to win this cup.”

Sammy, who led the West Indies to two ICCT20 World Cups, said the team is confident and united in its vision regarding what is to unfold at the Brian Lara Stadium on Thursday morning.

“They (TKR) have played some exciting, dominant brand of cricket but we have that silent confidence in our team that we play as a unit,” he said.

“They play well as a unit by dominance but we play as a unit by pulling together and believing in ourselves. I think is a very good matchup for tomorrow, and hopefully in this COVID time, we will bring out the entertainment that will ease the stress of the Caribbean people.”

The Zouks got to the final in a dominant win over five-time finalists Guyana Amazon Warriors. The Zouks bowled the Warriors out for just 55, the second-lowest score in CPL history and then achieved their target without losing a wicket.

Sammy led the team to six wins and four losses during the preliminary round.

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