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Narine still full of confidence

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, CMC – Off-spinner Sunil Narine says his confidence has not been dented following a disappointing tour of England earlier this month.

The Indian Premier League star entered the four-match limited overs series with a huge reputation but made little impact as West Indies failed to win a single match, in a miserable outing.

“It’s a matter of confidence and I’m feeling quite confident as we get ready for the weekend,” said the 24-year-old.

West Indies at home in Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Richie Richardson said he believes cricket in the United States could be in for “something special” this weekend, when West Indies face New Zealand in the two Digicel Twenty20 Internationals here.

Permaul bowls and bats Windies to win

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – A precious, unbroken 35-run ninth wicket stand between captain Veerasammy Permaul and tail-ender Nikita Miller pulled West Indies A out of a hole and fired them to a tense two-wicket win over India A in the first Digicel one-dayer on Wednesday.

Chasing 191 for victory at the National Stadium, West Indies were languishing at 158 for eight before Permaul and Miller combined to steer the hosts to 193 without further loss, with three balls remaining in the innings.

Badree gets nod for Florida T20s

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Uncapped leg-spinner Samuel Badree has been called up for West Indies’ two-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand which bowls off next week in Florida, United States.

The 31-year-old Trinidadian, who has played 40 Twenty20s for Trinidad and Tobago, is the only new face in the largely predictable squad.

Consistency needed says Sammy

NOTTINGHAM, England – Darren Sammy said West Indies needed to transform the obvious talent in the side into match-winning performances.

The Windies captain was speaking following a seven-wicket defeat in the Twenty20 International against England on Sunday at Trent Bridge here.

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