WI Test team wants to give WI Fans Good Cricket

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 21, 2015
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11/19/21, 9:13:18 AM 
GALLE, Sri Lanka (CMC) – West Indies Test team is ready to take on Sri Lanka in the next few days, with the aim of giving fans good cricket and a historic win at Galle, vice-captain Jermaine Blackwood has assured.

The Caribbean men will begin the two-Test series on November 21 on the heels of the T20 squad being eliminated from the semi-final race in the World Cup in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago.

Blackwood said the T20 team’s performance has not put any additional pressure on the Test squad when they play at the Galle International Stadium.

“This group that is here now, I can say whenever we play for West Indies, we pride ourselves and we absolutely love to play for West Indies, and we have no added pressure at all. The guys are very relaxed, the guys are comfortable. We’re just eager to go out there on the 21st and play some good cricket so the fans can have something to cheer about in the Caribbean,” he said at a CWI press conference.

Acknowledging that West Indies have never won a series in Sri Lanka, Blackwood said the Kraigg Brathwaite-led team would be seeking to turn that around.

“This is a very great squad. We have some very good players in the team and everyone knows that we haven’t won a series for a lot of years now and we’re going to take it upon ourselves to make sure we can [change] that and actually win some games here and actually turn that curve for West Indies cricket in terms of winning games in Sri Lanka,” he said.

The deputy skipper said he anticipates that spin would play a big part in both the West Indies and Sri Lanka bowling attacks and the Caribbean men are prepared for that.

Source: Jamaica Observer

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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11/19/21, 9:27:58 AM 
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Some good motivational words from Blackwood, hopefully they could win their first series there, but almost no touring team have won in SL lately.

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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11/19/21, 11:11:08 AM 
“This is a very great squad"


That is the problem right there Woody

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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11/19/21, 12:04:44 PM 
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You are right, the squad cannot be great if Blackwood is one of the more consistent batsmen

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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11/19/21, 3:08:00 PM 
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and he has a test average of 30

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11/19/21, 3:11:29 PM 
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link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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11/20/21, 4:14:36 PM 
HUNGRY
“We came here to win, to be honest, and that is our goal. We don’t care where the cricket is played, we are just here to win. The guys are hungry, and you can see it in their eyes,” he added.


I have to see this to believe it big grin big grin big grin big grin

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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11/20/21, 5:03:49 PM 
(The guys are hungry, and you can see it in their eyes,” he added.)

I read that SL have very tasty food, maybe that's the hunger he is seeing in their eyes.

link Windiesfan78 Joined: Oct 19, 2021
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11/20/21, 5:05:46 PM 
Encouraging and positive words. Wanting to win is like me wanting to be a millionaire in the next 5 days. The reality is that it won't happen.

link Raisedseam Joined: Apr 22, 2021
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11/20/21, 9:47:44 PM 
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That is the problem right there Woody


lol lol lol

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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11/24/21, 10:19:58 AM 
The guys are hungry, and you can see it in their eyes,” he added.

Dem belly full now

link shivnotout Joined: Nov 29, 2009
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11/24/21, 12:53:43 PM 
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Dem belly full now


is wah them lash bhai. fish curry and fish?

lol lol

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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11/24/21, 4:56:23 PM 
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Belly full with licks.....hunger gawn....as more licks coming 2nd test.

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