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Bangladesh vs West Indies – Captain Jason Mohammed eyes long-term West Indies berth

2021-01-14 15:55:50

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Mohammed has captained West Indies in comparable circumstances earlier than, when quite a few gamers pulled out of touring Pakistan

Jason Mohammed has stated that his comeback into the West Indies crew after greater than two years, with the added bonus of being named the ODI captain, is his alternative to get his place again when the primary gamers are again. Mohammed final performed when Bangladesh toured West Indies in August 2018 however his return was made doable after a number of of their prime gamers pulled out of this tour.

“I’ve been out for 2 years now,” Mohammed stated. “I’ve a task in main the crew however personally I stay up for the problem. It’s a good alternative for me to have a very good collection, and put my arms up for when the total power crew is again, so I can actually get my place again in that crew.

“It will not be troublesome to encourage myself. I need to be taking part in worldwide cricket. It’s a big function being the chief of the Caribbean crew. There isn’t any added strain as a result of taking part in as a captain is one thing I’ve been accustomed to doing. I simply need to benefit from the collection and switch across the stats (in opposition to Bangladesh).”

Mohammed has captained West Indies in 4 matches: an ODI in opposition to England in 2017 and in three T20Is throughout their 2018 Pakistan tour. This can be a barely comparable circumstance the place prime gamers pulled out and the CWI went for Mohammed to guide the aspect. Nonetheless, he stated it is a proud second.

“That is the second time that I’m captaining (a full collection). I’m fairly comfortable to do it. It’s a nice alternative for me personally to guide the West Indies crew. It’s a nice honour and achievement for myself.

“Rising up you at all times need to play for the West Indies however main the Caribbean crew, it’s a nice feeling. Typically issues come in numerous methods. I simply need to seize this chance and make one of the best use of it, and lead the crew to one of the best of my means,” he stated.

What’s of actual concern although, notably for Mohammed, is the shortage of match apply in current months. His final aggressive match was again in March within the home four-day competitors, having not performed within the CPL too. So most of his focus stays on the following week or so, when he should get again into rhythm by means of apply classes and a warm-up sport on January 18.

“I have never performed a sport for couple of months. We’ve got been doing a little apply with the T&T senior crew. The couple of days right here will likely be essential for preparation. I need to hit as many balls as I can, discover the center of the bat as quickly as doable, and stay up for get pleasure from three good video games of the collection,” he stated.

Mohammed would even have to choose a taking part in XI from a squad of a number of uncapped cricketers. West Indies are additionally taking over a Bangladesh aspect that features 4 of their most skilled cricketers, together with the returning Shakib Al Hasan.

“Inexperience or not, it’s at all times troublesome to choose your remaining XI. Clearly the coach and myself and the opposite employees need to take the choice to place one of the best crew within the park, which is right for the situation. It’ll be troublesome deciding on the XI for the primary time. There are plenty of good thrilling expertise inside the group. There aren’t plenty of senior guys within the crew. There’s plenty of children within the crew. My job will likely be to attempt to make them as calm and relaxed as doable. I need to attempt to information the younger bowlers as very best within the discipline. I feel everybody understands their sport nicely at this stage. I’ve to ensure they execute the plans,” he stated.

Mohammed stated {that a} little bit of assist from the inspirational Clive Lloyd additionally geed hem up. “It’s coming from considered one of our greats. Clearly these are the form of factor you need to hear. There’s plenty of unfavorable speak going round. While you hear somebody like Clive Lloyd, he places an important perception inside you. With a World Cup developing, it is a chance for all of us to attempt to put our arms up, firstly to get within the unique crew, when the total squad is again. We’ve got an opportunity to enter the World Cup. It has impressed the crew, and hopefully we are able to again his knowledge.”

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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