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We came close and the effort can't be faulted for the way we went about it. I think we had a good start and a couple of top-order batsman got starts too. We should have capitalised on it. It was a good effort. We batted well. Shiv played a top innings at the top.
— Chris Gayle on losing to India in the first ODI / June 26, 2009
Most of the guys thought that we had won the game when West Indies was seven wickets down. It was a mistake and hopefully we won't repeat that. It was closer than we thought.
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni on winning the first one day against West Indies / June 26, 2009
We will play good cricket, we will play to win as always. The players love the sunshine on their back, they like the warmer climate, the local food. Of course they like being home.
— John Dyson on playing India in their home country / June 24, 2009
We have a big game on Friday against India. India is a good one-day team and they will be looking to beat us based on their World Twenty20 disappointment. They have a point to prove.
— Chris Gayle / June 24, 2009
We're looking to those young players for the future as well. This is a great opportunity for these guys to stake their claim.
— Gary Kirsten on playing a fairly young side against West Indies / June 21, 2009
You're always going to miss them because they are great players, but it's a great opportunity for a tour of this nature for young players of show what they're made of.
— Gary Kirsten on missing senior players due to injuries / June 21, 2009
West Indies are playing good cricket at the moment. They (had) a very good Twenty20 World Cup, but in the 50 overs, you have time to settle down. After playing so much Twenty20 games, 50 overs seem like a Test match.
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni on playing One day internationals against West Indies / June 21, 2009
When it comes to playing for your country, you don't really need motivation to go out and perform.
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni on motivation playing West Indies / June 21, 2009