West Indies captain Jason Holder does not foresee any decrease in intensity from his side when they take on minnows Zimbabwe in two Tests in Bulawayo later this month.
The Caribbean side left the island on Monday for the short rubber, which will see them chasing their first series since they beat Bangladesh in a similar two-Test series in the Caribbean three years ago.
Holder said the trajectory of the Windies performances was headed in the right direction and Zimbabwe presented an ideal opportunity to continue that progression.
“It won’t be difficult to motivate the guys,” Holder told CMC Sports prior to the side’s departure.
He continued: “I am seeing really good things from this group and I don’t think there should be any difficulty in motivating any of the guys. Everybody should be up for it. It’s our chance to win a series. We haven’t won a series in a while and Zimbabwe will be a good opposition for us to play.”
West Indies have never lost to Zimbabwe in eight previous meetings, winning six times and drawing twice.
But even though the African nation are without a Test win in nine outings inside the last four years, Holder said the Windies would be professional in their approach and taking nothing for granted.
And Holder said the key objective on the pending tour would be to build on the recent successes, with the aim of winning the series.
West Indies open the tour with a three-day match against Zimbabwe A starting next Sunday before the first Test at Queens Sports Club which bowls off October 21.