Denesh Ramdin Looks Forward To Big Weekend
West Indian wicket-keeper and vice-captain Denesh Ramdin is looking forward to what is a big weekend for his side as they take on India in the concluding pair of One-Day Internationals with their four-match series level at 1-1.
"This is a very big weekend for us," Ramdin was quoted as saying on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) homepage (www.windiescricket.com). "We squared the series and it is very important that we win on Friday. I’m confident and the team is confident. It is a case of two good teams playing against each other and we expect two very competitive matches. We have been batting well and the bowlers did extremely well in the second match. Everyone is doing their part and we believe in ourselves and in each other."
The West Indies by 20 runs before hitting back to seal a , both games taking place at Sabina Park in Jamaica, and the second match saw Ramdin pick up five catches.
"This was the first time I had five catches in an ODI," Ramdin recalled. "I have been working hard and the hard work has been rewarded. It is always good to go out there and get some momentum and I was happy to do the job for the team,” he said. “The white ball was doing quite a bit and after we picked up early wickets we knew we have a very good chance of winning the match and getting back into the series.”
Ramdin also impressed in front of the stumps, hitting 29 in 26 balls in the opening match, but he admits there is still work to do with the bat.
“I’m getting there," he conceded. "With every game I’m improving with the bat as well and I’m always looking to see what is required for the team and how to make things better.”
Both matches in St. Lucia on Friday and Sunday begin at 1430 GMT, and you can listen to free, live, unofficial audio coverage from Cricket World® Radio.
© Cricket World 2009