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Denesh Ramdin expects high scoring encounters in St. Kitts

Denesh Ramdin in practice in St Kitts.
Denesh Ramdin in practice in St Kitts.
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West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Denesh Ramdin has predicted high-scoring matches in St. Kitts, where the hosts will take South Africa and Australia in the second leg of the ongoing tri-series.

The second leg of the tri-series began with the game against Australia and South Africa where the 2015 Cricket World Cup champions posted 288 for six following which their bowlers sealed a 36-run victory.

Given the small size of the ground in St. Kitts, Ramdin said that the bowlers will not have any room for making an error.

“I think it is going to be a high-scoring ground, it is a small ground and I think it will be a very good pitch for batting.

“Not much room for an error for the bowlers.

“It is going to be a high scoring game I would say throughout the next couple of games and we are going to see how it plays out against Australia and South Africa today and assess that going forward.”

West Indies have so far played two games in the tri-series and have won a game against South Africa while Australia beat them comfortably in Guyana.

If West Indies want to stay alive with a chance to play the final, they will need to catch up with Australia, who have ascended to the top of the table with the win against South Africa in St. Kitts on Saturday.

Ramdin believes that it is important for the West Indies bowlers to strike early with the new ball so as to allow the spinners to control the innings in the middle overs.

“It is important we pick up wickets with the new ball.

“It is a small ground and a batting track, so you need to pick up wickets and get to that middle overs where guys like Sunil Narine and Sulieman Benn who could get something out of the pitch and pick up more wickets.”

West Indies will play Australia on 13th June following which they will take on South Africa on 15th June after which the action in the series will shift to Barbados for the final leg.

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