Ramdin Urges Dynamic Approach, Guards Against Complacency
West Indies wicket-keeper and vice-captain Denesh Ramdin has urged his team-mates to guard against complacency when they take on Bangladesh in a two-Test series from 13th November.
He also believes a dynamic approach is required from his team if they are to take early control of the series, which begins in Mirpur.
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"[Bangladesh] are a team that on any given day can come and put up a good fight," Ramdin told WICB Media.
"We are not going to take them lightly. They have good players, but we are going to play hard. They are favourites in their home conditions, but we are confident that all will go well for us on this tour."
Three years ago, Bangladesh took on a West Indies side which was severaly weakened by a contract crisis, winning both Tests. Back to full strength, Ramdin has singled out three of his most experienced team-mates as key to the men from the Caribbean getting what they want out of the series.
"We have some good players in the fray, like Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and hopefully they can give us the impetus to do well in this series."
Although the team have travelled thousands of miles to be in Bangladesh, conditions will not come as a surprise to the majority of the squad - which has been selected accordingly.
"I believe we will have similar conditions to the Caribbean. The pitches are quite slow, and we have variety in our bowling," Ramdin said.
"We have [off-spinner] Sunil Narine on his first trip here and [left-arm spinner] Veerasammy Permaul is on his debut tour with the senior squad.
“We would like to win this series, but it will depend on the weather. Hopefully, we can all prepare well and adapt quickly to the conditions."
Ramdin says he does not feel under any pressure as vice-captain as it is a role he has played many times in the past.
"There is not much pressure on me," he said. "It is important for me to continue to play and enjoy the game.
"Whatever I have to do for the team, I will give it 100 per cent. At the end of the day, it is a team sport and we want to win. I want to contribute with the bat and the gloves, so that we can have a successful series over here."
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