Mohammed aiming for Windies recall

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD - TT middle-order batsman, Jason Mohammed, has his sights set on making the West Indies team in the near future. The PowerGen batsman played one ODI for the Regional team against India in a series in December of 2011 but has not featured since.

The right-hander has been in prolific form of late, scoring a half-century against the Windward Islands in their WICB Regional Four-Day opener which the Windwards won. 

He was, however, injured against the Leeward Islands in the next round. 

“I had a decent start in both the One-Day and Four-Day tournaments but then I picked up an injury which was very frustrating for me,” said Mohammed. The former TT youth captain sent a clear message to the TT selectors though that he was ready to take back his place in the team with an unbeaten 102 for his club team against Aranguez in the TTCB Premiership last Sunday. 

He earned a recall to the national team and repaid the selectors with a century in TT’s first innings against the Combined Colleges and Campuses (CCC) to help set up a 10-wicket victory at the Queen’s Park Oval on Monday. 

Mohammed stroked 138 as he helped lift the home team from a spot of bother after being 19 for two. 

His knock was laced with 20 boundaries and two sixes. The Barrackpore resident said it was good to have reached the landmark of scoring his second First-Class century. “It is a nice feeling to be back in the team. 

This century is long overdue, since I scored my first hundred a long time ago. I am happy to achieve this landmark and it will certainly do a lot of good to my confidence,” the 26-year-old player added. 

He said his goal is now to get back on the regional team. 

“I am looking to make this a good season for myself which would help me to get back on the West Indies team. 

I am aiming to score at least two hundreds and a couple of half-centuries which would do my cause good. I’m trying not to let anything get to me but to remain focus and consistent in every match in order to catch the eyes of the regional selectors,” he concluded. 

First Published In The Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 03:45