The full West Indies squad practiced at the academy ground on Wednesday as they prepare to play the practice match against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI at BKSP 3 ground today
West Indies are eyeing a fresh start in the ODI series after losing the Test series against hosts Bangladesh 2-0.
The full West Indies squad practiced at the academy ground on Wednesday as they prepare to play the practice match against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI at BKSP 3 ground today.
West Indies batsman Shai Hope believes they will bounce back in the new format and their experience from the India tour will help them perform well.
“The team has been gelling quite well, since we have also played a few games in India. We have to make sure to get best preparation possible in the game (practice match) tomorrow (Thursday), and leading up to the first ODI. We are ready for it,” Hope said to the media after training session at the academy ground in Mirpur on Wednesday.
Hope admitted batsman need to perform better as they did not perform well in the Test series. He believed batsmen have to play their role against the home side to change the fortune.
“Consistency is the key. We need to put our hands up and put some big targets on the board and make sure the bowlers have something to bowl at. The wickets may be a bit different here in Bangladesh, but the same things apply,” he added.
The pitch can play a pivotal role to the result of a match in this part of the world. Usually, the conditions tend to favour the spinners. But Hope thinks Bangladesh have some good fast bowlers as well and they are ready for every challenge.
“As everyone would expect, the ball will spin a bit more in Bangladesh. But still, we have to wait till the day to see what it is like to play. We can expect spin and it can be something different, so we have to cover all our bases and be ready for whatever they throw at us. They also have some quality pacers, who have been around for a long time. We know what to expect from them as well,” Hope concluded.