Saturday, February 17, 2018

Caribbean women looking forward to Aussie clash

West Indies women’s coach Sherwin Campbell said his team is excited at the prospect of playing against Australia in today’s semi-final of the Women’s ICC T20. “We are really looking forward to this day. It is the second time we are playing the Aussies in a semi-final event... we started the tournament welll, with three good wins, and then a loss to India but that is past tense and we are looking forward to Australia,” said Campbell.

Campbell said the WI was focused on going all the way to the final but that will only be achieved if they play one of their best games against the Aussies. “We need to be at our best in all areas of our game, so definitely we want to have our A game tomorrow (today),” he said, adding that the Windies batting, led by Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin, needed to get some support from other batters.

“It is an opportunity for others to bat and make a name for themeselves. The bowling has been pretty consistent over the last couple of tournaments, tomorrow (today) they just have to stick to their plans and strangle the Australians when we get the chance to bowl,” Campbell said.

Campbell said the WI has three seamers and five spinners that can exploit any conditions or pitch.

“But, ideally that would be the plan especially in a semi-finals, it is always important to bat first and get a decent score on the board... 130-140 to really put pressure on them (Australia) from the start and then our bowling goes out there and fight to the end,” Campbell said.