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Friday, August 01, 2014
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Sammy: We didn’t play the spinners well
West Indies skipper Darren Sammy says that his team lost their opening game of the 2014 World T20 against India because his players did not play spin bowling well on the night.
India restricted the West Indies to 129 for seven before taking a seven-wicket victory with two balls to spare. With the win India moved to the top of Group A with two victories and four points, while the West Indies, the defending champions, are yet to earn a point.
After the match Sammy said: “Well round one goes to India because we did not play the spin well but I am getting the feeling that we will meet in this tournament again and it will be a different story.”
Sammy said the Indian spinners have been bowling wicket to wicket and varying their deliveries very well in the tournament so far and this is why they have been successful with two victories.
“They have been playing wicket to wicket and varying their bowling and this is what has caught teams. We will have to work a lot harder and once we play to potential we back ourselves to win the next three matches and qualify for the semis.”
Today the West Indies will host a practice session at the Shere-e-Bangla cricket nets and they will be focusing a lot on facing spin bowling.
“We play hosts Bangladesh next and we know they will throw a lot of spinners at us and we have to be prepared. They are tough to beat at home and we know the crowd will not be supporting us, so it’s going to be hard but we back ourselves to win the match.”
Sammy said once his team gets back on track quickly he sees no problems in qualifying.