New Delhi: After scaring England with their outstanding performance, the Netherlands are raring to face and upset West Indies in their second Group B clash of the Cricket World Cup on Monday.

Already without opener Adrian Barath and wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh due to injuries, West Indies got another blow as all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was ruled out of the tournament after suffering a knee injury.

"It's a big setback. Our strategy was built around three all-rounders -captain Darren Sammy, Bravo and Keiron Pollard. It gives us an opportunity to rethink our strategy. With him (Bravo) missing, it has made us think whether we need a batsman at number six and perhaps an extra bowler," said West Indies coach Ottis Gibson.

West Indies are aware of Oranje brigade’s confidence. Nonetheless, the unpredictable West Indies team has a number of the match-winners in the form of devastating opener Chris Gayle, explosive batsmen in Kieron Pollard, Kemar Roach and Darren Bravo and the experienced duo of Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

They are also familiar with the Ferozeshah Kotla pitch and the conditions as they played their last match against South Africa here.
"It remained a pretty good wicket throughout the game. We are playing on the same wicket and that will pose some challenges as well. We know how the wicket will play and our thinking in terms of team has to reflect that," said Gibson.

The Dutch will make their fourth appearance in the World Cup on Monday and would be hoping to take maximum advantage of the vulnerable Darren Sammy-led side.

And with all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate, who hit 119 runs off 110 balls before chipping in with two wickets for 47 against England, in form, the team would be heavily banking on him.

"We are one game down and there are a few areas we need to work on. We were beaten by a good team, but we gave our best and showed we can perform at this level. The Jamtha strip was a bit slower and there was little bounce. We need to work on our bowling with some tough matches ahead," said the Netherlands captain Peter Borren.

"West Indies are a very good team and we know they have got some good all-rounders. We are expecting a good match and hope to turn the table on them," he added.

(Agencies)