Friday 1 March 2013 

Barnwell And Badree Keen To Impress

Barnwell And Badree Keen To Impress
Barnwell And Badree Keen To Impress
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The series of two Twenty20 Internationals between the West Indies and Zimbabwe this weekend offer the likes of Christopher Barnwell and Samuel Badree an opportunity to make a name for themselves.

Batsmen Barnwell was recalled after a good run of form in the Caribbean T20 while leg-spinner Badree has played six Twenty20 Internationals since making his debut in 2012.

He also performed well in the Caribbean T20 and has earned his place in the squad through consistency.

"I'm looking forward with great expectations to the matches ahead," Badree said. "We had a good one-day series against the Zimbabweans where we won all three matches, and we will also look to win both Twenty20 matches.

"In T20 there aren’t really any underdogs. I will look to have two good games against them and continue to showcase my talents for the West Indies on the international stage.

"The key to bowling in T20 cricket is consistency and that helps to build the pressure on batsmen. I will look to maintain the pressure we have created."

Barnwell, meanwhile, is pleased to have been given another chance having made his debut in 2011.

"It is a wonderful feeling to be back at this level," he said. "I had a very good Caribbean T20 and I’m confident I will do well here against Zimbabwe. I feel I am in the right frame of mind and in good form with the bat and ball.

"I always believe I have it in me to win games. I have brought Guyana out of some difficult situations when the pressure was on, and I believe I can transfer those kinds of performances the international level, once I get the opportunity."

Both matches are being played in Antigua, with the first on Saturday (2nd March) and the second one day later.

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