West Indies taking one game at a time
LONDON, England -- The West Indies will be taking it one step at a time as they seek to advance to the Super Eights stage of the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 Tournament, here in England.
Speaking on Monday after an early morning training session, Head Coach John Dyson said his team is looking to do the basics well and maintain the momentum from the superb first round win over Australia.
“What we are doing at the moment is just trying to concentrate on the job and continue to play good cricket. We know what we have to do, and what we plan to do is to play each match as it comes and take it play one match at a time. We don’t what to get ahead of ourselves. We will be looking to play extremely well and try to win each match,” Dyson said.
The West Indies won their opening match in fine style making 172-3 off 15.5 overs to defeat the Aussies by seven wickets at The Oval last Saturday. In that match captain Chris Gayle hit a brilliant 88 off 50 balls, adding 133 for the first wicket with Andre Fletchers, who made 53 from 32 balls.
The next Group C match will be against Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge on Wednesday at 130 pm (830 am Eastern Caribbean Time/730 am Jamaica Time).
“The team has worked hard. The amount of time we have had in England has helped. As I have said all along, if we play to our potential we are a very good team. We have some devastating players in our team and we are feeling confident.”