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Windies Hope for Consistency and Turnaround in ODIs Against Bangladesh

Windies crumbled under pressure and suffered a demoralising 0-2 Test series defeat against Bangladesh, but Shai Hope hopes they can put that behind and give a good account of themselves in the three-match ODI series.

Cricketnext Staff |December 5, 2018, 6:31 PM IST
Windies Hope for Consistency and Turnaround in ODIs Against Bangladesh

Windies crumbled under pressure and suffered a demoralising 0-2 Test series defeat against Bangladesh, but Shai Hope hopes they can put that behind and give a good account of themselves in the three-match ODI series.

"The team has been gelling quite well since we have also played a few games in India. We have to make sure to get best possible preparation in the practice game tomorrow, leading up to the first ODI," Hope said.

Before Bangladesh, the Windies were in India where they played well in patches in the five-match series but could not mount a challenge strong enough, succumbing to a 1-3 defeat.

Hope noted that the side needs to be more consistent and post totals their bowlers can defend.

Windies take on the Bangladesh Cricket Board's XI on Thursday, before the first of the three ODIs begins on Sunday.

"Consistency is the key. We need to put our hands up and put some big targets on the board, and make sure the bowlers have something to bowl at. The wickets maybe a bit different here in Bangladesh, but same things apply. We need to maximise the entire innings."

Hope, one of the mainstays for the visitors, expects more spinner-friendly conditions during the ODIs but also pointed out that Bangladesh have ‘quality’ pacers in their ranks whom they would not want to ignore.

"As everyone would expect the ball will spin a bit more in Bangladesh. But we have to wait till the day to see what it (pitch) would be like to play. We can expect spin and it can be something different, so we have to cover all our bases and be ready for whatever they throw at us.

"They also have some quality pacers, who have been around for a long time. We know what to expect from that part as well," he added.

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