Aguilleira wants winning end
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – West Indies Women’s captain Merissa Aguilleira wants her side to end the five-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka strongly on Wednesday, following their 14-run defeat in the fourth encounter on Monday night.
The hosts won the doubleheader in Barbados last week and took an unassailable lead in the series with victory in the first of the tripleheader here on Sunday.
Aguilleira said it was important that West Indies showed the same determination at the end of the series as they did at the start.
“It would be quite fitting if we could finish off with a victory here in Trinidad. We get a lot of support from the fans here and I know they will be coming out again to see us do very well,” said the 25-year-old Aguilleira.
“We always say that we want to start every series on a high note and we always want to end every series on a high as well. That way we set the tone at the beginning, we always [make sure] have something to celebrate at the end.”
She added: “This series we want it be the same. We played well and even though we dropped a few matches we believe we have outplayed the Sri Lankans. What we want now is to end the T20 Series on a real high so that everyone can go home with a smile on their face. It would be great to finish off on a good note.”
West Indies have been convincing overall in the series, winning the preceding three-match One-Day International series, 2-1.
Under Aguilleria, West Indies have won their last four series, beating Pakistan at home last September; playing unbeaten to win the World Cup 2013 qualification tournament in Bangladesh last November before outplaying the higher ranked Indians at home earlier this year.
West Indies are gearing up for the Twenty20 World Cup from September 26 to October 7 in Sri Lanka.