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Manager describes T&T’s loss as shameless
Manager of the T&T cricket team Omar Khan has described his team’s loss to the Windwards Islands as shameless.
Going into their first match of the regional First Class four-day tournament as favourites, T&T lost by a massive 10-wickets inside of three days at the Arnos Vale playing field.
Khan said members of the team have agreed that it was a shameless display. “They know they need to pull up their socks. The bowlers did not do too bad a job and hence we cannot come down on them. Ravi came back from injury and showed his class and the bowling department was good.
“We fell down in the batting department. The shot selection was very poor and the players did not show application needed for four-day cricket.
“The guys have all reflected on their play and they have taken ownership for the poor display and have promised a better show when they go out there next.”
Only Jason Mohammed got a half century for the T&T team, as he showed good temperament in digging T&T out of a hole in the first innings. He played as if he valued his wicket and the others would like to take a cue from him in the next game.
The team will be without skipper Denesh Ramdin for their next game in the four-day series against the Leewards Islands next week. Ramdin has moved on to play for the West Indies in their limited overs series against Zimbabwe. Replacing him will be Stephen Katwaroo the Alescon Comets wicketkeeper.
However, T&T’s immediate assignment is against the Windward Islands in their first match of the 50 overs tournament on Thursday at Arnos Vale, St Vincent.
Joining the team for that match are Samuel Badree, Nicholas Pooran, Kjorn Ottley and Yannick Ottley. Ottley is a late replacement for Kevon Cooper who is still in Bangladesh in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Pooran who kept wicket against Canada recently is the preferred choice as wicketkeeper for the 50 overs tournament. Khan continued: ”We have lost the experience of Ramdin but we expected this and hence Pooran was the wicketkeeper in some matches against Canada. With the other men coming in, we are hoping to make a winning start to the 50 overs tournament.
“All in all we have the talent pool to win all the tournaments and the guys have to start playing like winners.”
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