Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mohammed: Windies Women can win

 Top West Indies women’s senior team spinner Anisa Mohammed says her team is prepared to go all the way to the title.

Their ICC T20 campaign officially bowls off on Monday in Bangladesh with an encounter against England.

Mohammed said the team is ready to move to the next level and take the title after failing in the ICC 50-over final against South Africa last year.

“There is a different feeling in the team this time around, that we are going to win this World Cup. Once the girls stick to the basics and we do what we are supposed to, and don’t get overconfident, I am confident that we will do it (win the tournament).”

Mohammed said the players were recently looking at some video highlights of the men’s team celebrating their ICC T20 triumph two years ago, and that inspired them.

She added the team was glad to return to familiar conditions, as opposed to the cold conditions they encountered in their recent unsuccessful tour of New Zealand.

Mohammed said the wickets in Bangladesh are turning and are a spinner’s paradise, and that she would stick to the basics and not experiment too much with her bowling.

She added that the WICB’s retainer contract programme had positively influenced the women, who can now concentrate fully on their preparations and not on outstanding bills.