Cricket: West Indies Coach Dyson Praises Bangladesh Effort
West Indies coach John Dyson has praised Bangladesh after they completed Test and One-Day International series victories over his depleted side in the Caribbean.
Bangladesh won the Test series 2-0 and are 2-0 up in the ODI series with one match cricket to play in Saint Kitts.
“Everyone seems to ignore the fact that they have played good cricket. They aren’t as weak as some people seem to think they are,” Dyson said.
“There are some very good and experienced cricketers in that team and they played very good cricket,” he added.
Dyson added that his side will be looking for a consolation victory in the final match at Warner Park, however.
“I’d like to have a win and I’m sure the boys would as well. I think they’ve (West Indies) actually played some good cricket over the (Digicel) Series but we just did not have the experience to get a win.
“Bangladesh batted well. I think we saw our inexperience come through in Dominica (during the Second Digicel ODI when West Indies made 274 but lost the match).
“When you have a group of guys who have only played a handful of games between them, it’s a real pressure cooker in 50 over and Twenty20 cricket. They found themselves in the pressure cooker,” he added.
Darren Sammy is expected to be fully fit despite injuring a groin during the second game.
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