West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin is looking forward to the tour to Bangladesh next month and wants to continue his good form with the bat.
Ramdin scored half centuries for Trinidad and Tobago in his last two outings in the Champions League Twenty20, but says that those knocks did not mean much after T&T were knocked out of the competition.
Ramdin hit 59 in T&T's must-win match against Yorkshire in the Champions League qualifiers, but Yorkshire still won by six wickets. He made 50 not out in T&T's washed out match against Uva Next.
Speaking about the loss to Yorkshire, Ramdin said: "We were a bit jet-lagged, at the same time coming from Sri Lanka (after winning the ICC T20 World Cup) and going into the pitches up there (South Africa), there is a bit more bounce.
"When you look at the teams that qualified, Yorkshire and Aces, they were there two or three weeks before so they were quite prepared," he added.
About his own form with the bat, Ramdin said: "It was ok. I had enough time to settle in and I went out there and had a good partnership with Darren Bravo. I just knocked the ball around, found the gaps and found the boundaries when I needed to. It was a decent outing for me.
"Playing it (a good innings) is one thing, but losing is another so it did not really mean much because we lost the game. Hopefully I can go from strength to strength and work hard for the tour to Bangladesh coming up," the T&T skipper added.
Ramdin said the tour of Bangladesh was an important one for himself and the West Indies team because it is their first assignment after their come-from-behind win in the World Cup, and they will be looking to keep the momentum going.
"It (the tour of Bangladesh) is an important one for me. I did not get much runs against New Zealand in the home series, and I would like to go out there and capitalise. I was there last year but I did not get the opportunity to play, so hopefully I can play this time and get some runs up there," said Ramdin.
On the West Indies tour to Bangladesh last year, Carlton Baugh was the preferred wicketkeeper for the regional side in the Test arena, while Ramdin was only used in the One-day Internationals and T20s.
On Saturday, Ramdin was named in a 15-man West Indies squad for the upcoming Bangladesh tour. He is the vice-captain.
"All the players (on the West Indies team) are on a high, and hopefully we can keep the momentum going and take that into the (pre-tour) camp in two weeks time, go up there and beat the home team."