Gibson chasing revenge

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Coach Ottis Gibson is determined to avenge last year's series defeat to New Zealand, when June's three-match affair gets underway.

Coach Ottis Gibson is determined to avenge last year's series defeat to New Zealand, when June's three-match affair gets underway.

The Windies were largely outdone by batsman Ross Taylor's outstanding century in Wellington and lost the Hamilton fixture despite fine tons from the veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul and wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin.

"The time before that, 2012, we played them in our own backyards and we beat them quite comfortably and then we went away last year and they won quite comfortably over there so now it is our opportunity to show that what happened in New Zealand was a blip, if you like," said Gibson.

"It was unexpected but they, New Zealand, played very well. They are a resurgent sort of team, so you have to give them the respect they deserve. We just have to make sure we put in the level of performance that we need to beat them."

Fast bowler Kemar Roach, meanwhile, is expected to be named in the squad after recovering from a shoulder injury. Roach had not played competitive cricket since September 2013, but recently made a comeback at club level.

"Kemar has gone very well in the last couple of days. He is back up to speed, there's no concern with him. He is bowling, throwing and doing everything you would expect from an international cricketer," added Gibson.

The Windies and Black Caps will meet for three Tests – in Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana – and two Twenty20 Internationals – in Dominica – between 8 June and 6 July.

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