Samuels: “We must back our ability on the day”
Thursday 24th July 2014 – Bridgetown, Barbados: With the Antigua Hawksbills suffering four defeats in a row for the first time in their history, captain Marlon Samuels and coach Tim Nielsen had a chat with www.cplt20.com and are optimistic despite the recent displays.
Marlon Samuels commented; “Results may not have gone in our favour over the past two weeks, however, we must back our ability on the day. We have genuine match winners in our team, we still stand a chance of reaching the semi-finals and that is our aim.”
Samuels, who has played in three T20 World Cup’s for the West Indies, said; “I feel like I am at home here in Barbados, I enjoy playing at Kensington Oval and I will be aiming to capitalise on this strength of mine.”
English-born coach Tim Nielsen echoed his skipper and believes he has a competent team; “I have a great skipper in Marlon to lead the players and I find that the mood in the camp is quite mellow and calm. Our batsmen have been hitting the ball in the right areas and our bowlers are bowling with a good line and length so I am pleased with how things have gone in this regard. I am just hoping tomorrow can be our day when the flood gates open.”
The Antigua Hawksbills take on the Barbados Tridents at the Kensington Oval at 4pm on Friday 25th July.