Captain Jason Holder says West Indies will be taking nothing for granted during the upcoming ICC World Cup Qualifiers, despite entering as the highest-ranked side.
The Caribbean side, two-time former World champions, are the favourites to grab one of the two remaining spots for next year’s World Cup in England, especially up against the likes of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Papua New Guinea in the preliminary round.
However, Holder said it was important not to underestimate any of their opponents in spite of the apparent gulf in experience.
West Indies arrived last week for the March 4-25 tournament and have been undergoing their final preparation before their campaign in Group A.
Windies open their bid on March 6 against UAE, before taking on Papua New Guinea two days later and Ireland on March 10. They wind up their group action against the Netherlands on March 12.
The top three from each group will advance to the Super Sixes, where they will each play three matches against teams they did not meet in the preliminaries.
The finalists will secure the final two berths at the ICC World Cup scheduled for England next year from May 30 to July 15.