An Indian-origin player doing well for the West Indies often conjures up images of fine batsmen like Rohan Kanhai or a list of spinners, the latest being Devendra Bishoo.
However, Ravi Rampaul has bucked that stereotype and the seamer has done well in recent times for a team that, during its distant halycon past, hinged on pure pace.
Rampaul, with 27 Test wickets and 71 ODI scalps, reiterated that the West Indies was keen to prove its credentials against India and was also optimistic about pausing Sachin Tendulkar's stride towards 100 international hundreds.
“Once we do what we have to do, there is no reason why we can't stop him (Tendulkar) from scoring that hundred,” Rampaul said.
The seamer said the West Indies bowling unit had adequate resources and he hoped the Indian pitches and the SG ball used here, would offer some assistance.
“It's the type of ball (SG) we use in Trinidad to play local cricket. It swings a lot.
“Hopefully it should help us. I had a look at the pitch (at the Ferozeshah Kotla) and it looks dry, like a normal India track.
“Hopefully we will get some assistance with the new ball and the dew in the morning too will help us,” Rampaul said.