Darren Sammy acknowledges that the job in this two-match Digicel Series is only half-way done. This final Test in Kingston is therefore where West Indies need to finish the job against New Zealand.
Ranked eighth to New Zealand's seventh, West Indies have played above their ranking so far, winning the first Test comprehensively by nine wickets. And even though they have lost four of their last five Tests at Sabina, they will start heavy favourites here.
In the first Test in Antigua, New Zealand were not able to contain Chris Gayle at the top of the West Indies batting order, or Man-of-the-Match off-spinner Sunil Narine, when they themselves batted.
The Black Caps did not help themselves by dropping Gayle twice in his first innings 150. Those left-offs allowed Gayle and Kieran Powell to post a double century opening stand that set up the match and allowed Narine to work away at the batsmen in conditions that mostly favoured them.
To have any chance of saving the series, Ross Taylor's team cannot afford to miss their chances. New Zealand will also need more steady contributions throughout the order. And they will have to step up their intensity and level of their play without talismanic all-rounder Daniel Vettori who has been ruled out because of a groin strain. Leg-spinner Tarun Nethula is likely to replace him.
The Sabina strip, typically one to encourage the faster bowlers with good bounce, should encourage more success from the home team's bowlers. Kemar Roach, outstanding with his five-wicket haul in the second innings of the first game, could well be sharing the new ball with Tino Best in place of the injured Ravi Rampaul as opposed to Fidel Edwards.
Edwards has an impressive record at the ground—25 wickets (average 22.28) in six matches. However, skipper Sammy noted yesterday that "Tino has been bowling well for us. He was in the original squad so I think that gives him a massive edge to replace Rampaul".
True bounce will also be to the liking of the West Indies' stroke-makers.
New Zealand will need cheap wickets in the top order to slow the Windies down if they are to have any chance of controlling the match.
Being played in the week that Jamaica's sprinters take to the track in the London Olympics, this Test match will have serious competition for public attention on the weekend. But Sammy's side will be determined not to lose focus now when they have the chance to record their first 2-0 sweep of a series since Bangladesh were beaten 2-0 in Bangladesh in 2002.
"It's just half the job done in the series," Sammy noted. "It's a long while we haven't won two Test matches in a row so we're looking forward to play here at Sabina."
Certainly, the captain feels his players have the right mental attitude at this point to complete the job.
"We are making more right decisions on the cricket field," he said. "We (are) winning the key moments in the matches, so we're winning some games. It's finally coming together. It's something we have to be consistent at. This game starting tomorrow we should look to do the same."
West Indies from: Darren Sammy (captain), Denesh Ramdin (vice-captain), Adrian Barath, Tino Best, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Fidel Edwards, Assad Fudadin, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels
New Zealand: (probable): Ross Taylor (captain), Martin Guptill, Daniel Flynn, Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson, Dean Brownlie, Kruger van Wyk , Doug Bracewell, Neil Wagner, Tarun Nethula, Chris Martin.