Look at Sir Curtly Ambrose in the eye and you may require a step and let him know the West Indies have no trust of beating Australia.
Let him know this first Test in Hobart will be over in two days - three, if Jason Holder's men are fortunate - and that more mortification will follow in Melbourne and Sydney.
Let him know that David Warner and Steve Smith will devour an unobtrusive knocking down some pins assault and that Australia's greenest rocking the bowling alley line-up in years will humiliate the West Indies batsmen.
Let him know any of this and you'll be on the incorrect end of the impressive glare that endangered numerous a champion batsman all through his praised inclination as one of the diversion's absolute best quick bowlers.
"You as journalists must explosion what you see," Ambrose said. "So I've erudite through the years to, I won't say supervise, yet distinguish what to take from the reports and what not to take. Be that as it may, will be engaged. We're not going to stress over what has been said in regards to us not being a decent group or not going to contend ... By the day's end when we perform and beat Australia, then the columnists will need to change their tune.
"We played against Australia quite recently in the Caribbean and despite the fact that we lost 2-0 there were minutes or periods when we had them on the back foot and had their all out of options. What's more, we never truly completed them off. So we trust we can contend and contend as well as we trust we can beat them and that is our center to beat Australia. To contend as well as to win and, being the underdogs, some of the time it's great to be that way.
"We don't have anything to lose. To the extent I'm concerned the Australians are the ones underweight. They need to beat us in light of the fact that Australians and cricket by and large anticipate that them will steamroll us. So they're the ones who are under weight, not us. Furthermore, we're going to set up a decent appear."
They are words that beg to be defended and there are few who can convey them with as much conviction as Ambrose, the monster snappy who by and large let the ball - and his eyes - do the chatting on the field.
Its 10 years since Ambrose and Steve Waugh directed one the most popular gaze offs in cricket's history, the stone peered toward Australian stoic notwithstanding a rankling spell from Ambrose in Trinidad amid the third Test in the 1995 fight for the Frank Worrell Trophy.
10 years may have gone since his man-of-the-match execution, however Ambrose's look has lost none of its power. What's more, now, as West Indies' knocking down some pins expert, he needs to utilize the expectations of looming fate to start up his charges after a dull appearing in the visit match in Brisbane.
"Well above all else we're not going to be diverted by those remarks," said Ambrose. "We're here to carry out an occupation and we're going to make a great job of it.
"Being here alone ought to be all that could possibly be needed inspiration for the players however having heard or perused those remarks ought to be added inspiration for them to demonstrate the pundits [wrong], maybe. We are not by any stretch of the imagination diverted. We're engaged and in light of what happened in the warm up diversion, we are sure that we can set up a decent appear against Australia."
All alone, the West Indies' 10-wicket misfortune to an unpracticed Cricket Australia XI side in front of the arrangement was a substantial blow. That they dodged an innings thrashing because of a willful organization in the middle of Holder and Kemar Roach has given previous players and current observers sufficient feed to address how the West Indies could take any certainty into the first Test. Then again, Ambrose indicated straightforward examinations in the wake of the match as a potential defining moment for the travelers.
"We had a meeting, we had a discussion about it," Ambrose said. "Also, I disclosed to the folks beyond all doubt that that is unsuitable and in case we're going to battle against an Under-19 group how would we hope to go up against a solid Australian line-up?
"Be that as it may, we had a decent meeting. Mentor Phil Simmons assembled a conference and we discussed a considerable measure of things and I expect that, going ahead, what's gone as of now can't be changed. So we must stay centered and push ahead. I accept firmly that we're going to set up a superior show against Australia."
Ambrose took up his consultancy part in February 2014 and lets it out required speculation for his charges to "tie" to his idea for their way to deal with knocking down some pins. His status alone certain the players attended - "Well, I am better than the greater part of them so they need to," he teased - and, while their absence of persistence was at first the greatest hindrance, Ambrose has seen a change in the control and consistency he accepts is important to succeed in Australian conditions.
West Indies will look to Jerome Taylor, whom Ambrose names "the pioneer of the pack", to recurrence his best spells from the 2nd Test of Australia's 2-0 arrangement triumph in the Caribbean prior this year. Taylor's amazing first-innings drag of 6 for 47 away 25 overs in Kingston offered a flash of trust in reestablishment in his side's substantial thrashing and Ambrose is certain a Taylor-drove assault has the ammo to take 20 wickets, especially in the event that they can represent Warner and Smith.
"Obviously they are in some great structure right now," said Ambrose. "They are two great batsmen too, they will be vital. In the event that you can get them out really right on time for not very numerous runs and get into the center as fast as would be prudent, I trust the center request for Australia is not that strong right now.
"When we get them out right on time that is going to give us some room to get into the center and truly test them."
Ambrose isn't the main individual from the 1995 side that crushed Australia in Port of Spain - in any case, at last, lost the arrangement - attempting to rouse the present yield of players. Richie Richardson, Courtney Walsh and Stuart Williams all have parts inside of the West Indies set-up.
Be that as it may, regardless of whether their resistant words can rouse a Test side positioned above just Zimbabwe and Bangladesh to triumph over Australia stays to be seen. It will positively take more than a shriveling glare. In the event that West Indies figure out how to draw off a startling triumph, they will require all the self-conviction and energy of their ancestors.
"I'm going to do whatever I can, and the instructing staff obviously, to set up a decent appear here," said Ambrose. "Furthermore, I accept, once the folks are engaged, we're going to do well.
"We're going to show improvement over you think."