They may have gotten to the Super Eights stage without a win, but the West Indies are still keen on making their mark in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament, starting against England tomorrow.
The regional side scored 191 batting first against Australia on Saturday, only to lose by 17 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method after a Shane Watson assault.
And on Monday they reduced Ireland to 129 off 19 overs before rain ruined the match, and went through to the next round on run rate, after Australia whipped the Irish by seven wickets.
Middle order batsman Darren Bravo, speaking yesterday in an interview organised by espncricinfo.com, told the . that the regional team are looking forward to tomorrow's match, especially after enduring a winless summer away to the English.
The regional side are using that series as motivation to prepare for their first Super Eight encounter.
"We are quietly confident (for that match)," Bravo told the Express. "We know what we have to do as a team. We're working really hard at our game. The guys know their responsibilities.
"We're playing England in our first game, they are away from home and I believe that is an advantage for us. Once we execute our game plan I'm sure we will come out victorious."
According to Bravo, the team spirit is "very high", and the West Indies are hoping to improve on their first two performances in the tournament.
"We've been gelling well, helping each other out in every department of the game. That's a good sign and we hope it will [translate into results]," the stylish left-handed batsman stated.
He added: "Definitely I think it will require consistent performances when we go out on the playing field. We are working hard on our game. We know what our goals are, the team goals. As long as we achieve that, everything will (work out well for us)."
Bravo gave an update on his brother Dwayne, who picked up a slight groin strain. He said the elder Bravo is "doing fine", but could not say if the allrounder will be available for West Indies' next match.
"I hope he recovers," said Darren. "He's a very experienced guy in the team, and hopefully he has a huge part to play in the tournament."
The younger Bravo is also hoping to shine with the bat for the Caribbean team after missing out against Australia.
"I've been working hard on my game in the nets," he said. "I believe that is going to pay off in the end. The confidence is there, it's just a matter of making sure I make full use of the opportunity and try to make my contribution to the team in the best possible way."
The West Indies are pleased with their batting form, and hoping to improve with the ball and in the field, after taking a hiding from Watson and Australia before the rain intervened.
"We knew Australia would come in hard," Darren reasoned. "They have a very talented batting lineup and are very experienced in the 20/20 format, so we weren't surprised. But that's part of the game, and that is something we have to work on as quickly as possible."
The West Indies players are searching for greater consistency, which he believes will help the team emerge from a tough Super Eight group that also includes hosts Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
"I think it's got to be a collective effort. Our bowling, batting and fielding, [we've got to do] everything (well) in all departments of the game. As long as we do that, we'll get the reward in the end," Darren said.
"It's very important that we play together as a team. We can't take anyone for granted on any day. We'll take it one game at a time."
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