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Team India has a fantastic bench strength and can easily produce two international teams: Srikkanth

May 26, 2011 09:52 IST

The Chairman of selectors for Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Krishnamachari Srikkanth, has said he is confident of the Indian cricket team winning the upcoming series against the West Indies.

Speaking to mediapersons after an event in Chennai, Srikkanth said he is confident of the team selected for the series.

"I think we will do very well. I think we have an excellent team and I think as you know, I think all the last couple of years indirect or directly there have been teams that has been, we've always had teams, we've always kind of shuffled people so that, we always create a good bench strength.

"And I think we have a fantastic bench strength and I'm sure India can easily produce almost two good international teams because we have the talent. We have the potential and I'm very confident that our team will do very well in West Indies and hopefully win the series in West Indies," he said.

Newly appointed coach of the Indian cricket team Duncan Fletcher will also join the tour.

The 62-year-old Fletcher has been signed on for a contract of two years and he replaces South African Gary Kirsten, who turned down an extension of his contract after the 2011 World Cup.

Kirsten signed off after an immensely successful stint with the Indian team with a World Cup victory.

Opener Gautam Gambhir is will lead a second-string Indian side to West Indies next month, after the selectors rested skipper MS Dhoni, leading batsman Sachin Tendulkar and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan.

The West Indies series will be played from June 4 to July 10.

Source: ANI