Wednesday 5 October 2011 

West Indies Promise Exciting Cricket In Bangladesh

West Indies Promise Exciting Cricket In Bangladesh
West Indies Promise Exciting Cricket In Bangladesh
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The West Indies have promised to play an exciting brand of cricket during their tour of Bangladesh, which begins with the first warm-up game on 7th October.

They play a Twenty20 International, three One-Day Internationals and two Test matches and will look to draw inspiration from the last time the two teams met - during the World Cup, Bangladesh were beaten by ten wickets after folding to be all out for just 58.

"Bangladesh can be a tough side especially playing at home in favourable conditions," team manager and former captain Richie Richardson said.

"They are a force to be reckoned with and have some good players in their team. But we believe we can beat them. Our players are in good form and we are really looking forward to the upcoming series. I believe you will see an exciting brand of cricket from the West Indies team over the coming weeks."

Talking about the ten-wicket win in the World Cup, Richardson added that the victory in Dhaka would be helping the players in their preparations.

"That result was uplifting for us. When we arrived in Dhaka there was a lot of hype for that match and to win the way we did, dismissing Bangladesh in double figures, was a huge boost for the team.

"We played exceptionally well and that is the way we would like to play every game. We will draw on performances like that as we look to quickly get acclimatised to the foreign conditions.

"We have some good young cricketers in our squad as well as some experienced players who have done well for the West Indies over the years so this tour is a good opportunity for them to demonstrate their skills in the coming matches."

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