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WI bowling coach Collymore banking on four pacers ahead of england clash

Press Trust of India  |  Southampton 

coach Collymore Wednesday expressed confidence that his four-pronged pace attack will pose problems for a fancied England side in their upcoming ICC match.

take on hosts and tournament favourites England at the Hampshire Bowl on Friday.

"We have quick bowlers too so it should be a lively game," said coach Collymore - who also used to bowl around the 90mph mark in his early career.

"We have shown what we can do with our fast bowlers, we are good enough to take wickets with the new ball and then go from there," he was quoted as saying in the ICC website.

are coming off their defeat to while England easily saw off in the last game.

Speaking further on fast bowling, Collymore said, "I don't think many people like the short stuff, whether it is England or the West Indies. If you find a batsman that has a weakness to it, then you go after that.

"The West Indies have always produced fast bowlers. The two nations that has always had talented fast bowlers for me are the West Indies and

"From years gone by, that was something we prided ourselves on and now you see we have some more coming through."

England boast two of their own fast men in Jofra and The 24-year-old bowled the fastest spell ever seen by an Englishman in ODI against last week and he has six wickets in the tournament so far.

Next he is confronted with the challenge of taking on Chris Gayle, who has a strong recent record against England, smashing 39 sixes against them in the five-match ODI series earlier this year.

"Chris thrives on that. I have known him since he was 16 and he has always loved a challenge. He has always enjoyed the challenge of fast so I expect him to relish that," Collymore said.

"I have known for a while and I saw Wood in the last year. They are both very impressive, as we have seen throughout this tournament.

"I did work with him (Archer) when he was a lot younger in He was very impressive, the skills he shows now are ones we always had so are expecting more of the same from him.

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 21:30 IST