West Indies opener Dwayne Smith and ace mystery bowler Sunil Narine have emphasised the importance of team effort although they will be looking to make their individual contributions as the ICC World T20 tournament continues in Bangladesh.
In a group that includes Pakistan, India, and Australia, Smith said yesterday: “It’s a very competitive group as well, so I am sure that as long as we can play to our potential, I am sure we cam come out on top of the group and go on and retain the Cup.”
“Spinners will play a key role but at the end of the day it will be a team effort. All our guys are keen to take on the challenge and we have a good bunch of guys and we will give it our all,” said Narine.
Smith said his is a simple job: “When I get the chance to play, is to get out there and get the team off to a good start , actually try and continue on to some good scores.”
For Narine, he is happy to have the support of his team.
“It gives me the motivation and self belief that at the end of the day, someone has to do the dirty job for the team and someone has to go out there and give it their all and I just try to do my best whatever the situation I have to bowl in or whatever the requires I try to do, “ Narine said.
Narine added that having so many players who played in the Windies last ICC World T20 success is also a boon to the Caribbean side’s bid to retain the title.