ALLEN READY TO TAKE WORLD CUP BY STORM
CAVE HILL, Barbados – While he has acknowledged that the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales will be a challenge, Fabian Allen believes the time is right for him to make his mark on the World stage.
The 23-year-old Jamaican left-arm spinner is one of two specialist spinners selected in the West Indies’ 15-member squad for the global showpiece which bowls off on May 30.
Though he is yet to take an ODI wicket for the WINDIES after four matches, Allen is confident he can produce at the highest level.
“I’m always glad for the opportunity, so I will just go out there and make it count,” he said. “The World is watching me, so I’m just going to go out there and execute.
“It is a good challenge, but I don’t back down from any challenge. It’s all about execution and it’s all about determination and once you have determination, you’re going to get successful results, so I just have to go out there and play the cricket.”
Allen was part of the WINDIES’ two-week training camp that took place at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies here.
He said the presence of fellow Jamaicans, Chris Gayle and the dynamic Andre Russell was welcomed, as they were always willing to lend their support and give helpful advice.
Allen, who made his ODI debut during the Tour of Bangladesh last year, lauded the camp for getting the players in shape for the upcoming Tri-Nations series against that involves Bangladesh and hosts Ireland.
“The two-week camp brought my fitness level up and I’m looking to execute in the Ireland series coming up,” Allen said.