Mohammed feels West Indies have put in the correct of preparation for the collection
A couple of hours after India’s historic three-wicket win over Australia, the primary query posed to Jason Mohammed, West Indies’ ODI captain, throughout a digital press convention, was about how his makeshift group of newbies and returnees can take inspiration from Brisbane.
Mohammed, himself returning to the ODI facet after greater than two years, stated that India, who had an inexperienced facet after a number of accidents, confirmed what perception might do to a gaggle of cricketers on a tour to a rustic the place the house facet wins usually.
West Indies are in Bangladesh the place the house facet has received the final three ODI collection, one in all them in opposition to a a lot stronger West Indies facet two years in the past. If this West Indies facet, and positively Mohammed, can relate to India’s state of affairs in Australia, they’ll undoubtedly be impressed to do one thing related.
“It’s one thing that we’ll look to,” Mohammed stated. “It depends upon the way you play on the day. Clearly, plenty of the blokes will probably be making their debut. After getting the idea inside your self and throughout the group which you can win video games, this stuff are achievable. It confirmed within the India-Australia Assessments. We now have the identical mindset, to play some good cricket beginning tomorrow, and hopefully outcomes can go on our facet as nicely.”
But it surely stays an uphill process. West Indies has needed to make do with a number of newcomers after a lot of their fundamental squad pulled out of this tour, their third throughout the pandemic. It’s a topic that no person on tour needs to speak about, at the least publicly, however it’s a topic that’s hardly going away.
Mohammed, a middle-order batsman who additionally bowls part-time offspin, stated that he has informed his group to benefit from the second of enjoying for the West Indies, and making an attempt to carry collectively their performances for the group’s trigger. “We’re simply seeking to benefit from the collection and our first recreation. It’s a huge alternative for all of us right here representing the West Indies. We simply wish to do nicely as people, however importantly, carry it collectively and do it for the group. We wish to have some good outcomes right here. There’s plenty of optimistic going round. We had couple of days in Bangladesh. We now have ready nicely. Hopefully we are able to use no matter we discovered right here, and put in apply within the recreation,” he stated.
Mohammed stated that he feels they’re nicely ready, regardless of the quick window that they bought to coach in Dhaka over the past week, to deal with Bangladesh’s spin. Primarily, they’ve to make sure that they’ll thwart Shakib Al Hasan, who’s returning to worldwide cricket after his 12-month ban.
“We now have plenty of positives. We had a few apply classes and the sport inside ourselves. The batters appeared fairly good I have to say. The primary factor coming to Bangladesh is plenty of spin. We simply should play it as we see it within the recreation. Whether or not we assault, defend or rotate.
“It’s going to be slightly bit difficult however I believe we ready nicely, and we’re up for the problem. We now have to play (Shakib) as we see it. We all know he is likely one of the finest going world wide. We simply have to remain optimistic in opposition to him. If there are balls that we are able to rating off, we have now to attain. Whether it is good balls, we have now to defend,”
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84