Darren Sammy shrugs off James Faulkner comments

West Indies batsman Darren Sammy celebrates a quick half century during the first One Day International match bewteen West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadium in St John's, February 28, 2014
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Darren Sammy claims that James Faulkner made no impact with his comments about the West Indies.

West Indies captain Darren Sammy has insisted that his team are not prepared to get into a battle of words with Australia.

The two sides meet in the World Twenty20 on Friday with the build-up having been dominated by comments made by James Faulkner, who revealed that he does "not particularly like" the defending champions.

However, Sammy has claimed that the Australian all-rounder may be on his own in his view of the West Indies.

"The Australians normally have a lot to say," the Windies skipper told reporters. "We are here to play cricket.

"I think probably James is the only cricketer that does not love West Indians. I could safely say West Indies are the second favourite team for the fans. It does not bother us.

"Talk is talk. We have got to talk the talk out there on the cricket field. He can say all he wants. We are not bothered by it."

Sammy's side recovered from a defeat to India in their opening game by beating Bangladesh on Tuesday, while Australia lost their first match of the tournament to Pakistan.

India's Amit Mishra celebrates after dismissing Marlon Samuels of the West Indies during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 match on March 23, 2014
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