Marlon Samuels confident about West Indies’ chances in tri-nation series – Cricket news

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Marlon Samuels, the West Indies batsman, understands that India and Sri Lanka are going to be tough opponents in the triangular series but he is confident about his team’s chances in the tournament which starts today.
The opening match of the tri-nation series is going to be played today between the hosts and Sri Lanka at Kingston, Jamaica.
India and are considered to be wonderful teams in the shorter formats of the game and they are likely to give a tough time to the Caribbean men. However, Samuels said that his team has been playing exceptionally well over the last couple of years,
having the services of a number of players who possess the ability to change the complexion of a game single-handedly.
“ and Sri Lanka are very good teams, big names and some young players coming through in good form and playing well, but I am still backing the unit that I have a lot of belief in,” said the middle-order batsman. “We are not going to blow our horn about
it but at the moment if you look at the set-up we have some wonderful players with a lot of experience.”
In last few years, West Indies has emerged once again as a potent unit in the limited-overs sport. Under the captaincy of Champions Trophy 2012 in Sri Lanka. Samuels for his outstanding knock was named as the Player
of the Match in the final of the illustrious competition.
In recent times, there has been a lot of criticism on the West Indian players for sacrificing international cricket due to their involvement in the Indian Premier League (IPL); however, the stylish middle-order batsman made it clear that playing for West
Indies remains the top-most priority for the Caribbean players.
“Playing in maroon is more special than anything else for us. Our cricket is where we want it to be at the moment but there is room to improve,” Samuels mentioned.
The likes of and many other Caribbean players have been regularly playing the IPL since its inception in 2008.



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