Fair enough to put us in underdog category: Holder

Windies skipper Jason Holder didn’t mind to label themselves as underdogs ahead of their vital clash against Bangladesh.

Fair enough to put us in underdog category: Holder
The last few series between Bangladesh and Windies have all gone to Bangladesh’s way in the limited-overs format and that keeps Windies as underdogs for the upcoming game. And Windies skipper Jason Holder didn’t shy away to accept the fate. However, he believes it’s a different stage and they are up for the battle.

“If you want to put us in the underdog category, fair enough. We’ve played them quite a bit in the recent past and they’ve gotten the better of us in recent past. Like I said, different stage, lots at stake for this game. We’re all up for it.”

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Holder also believes no team is easy to play against in this stage and he is determined to get over Bangladesh and move forward.

“I don’t feel any of the teams are easy, but we may — at this present time with five games left, I think the ball’s in our court, we’ve just got to be consistent. We’ve got to play some consistent cricket going into the back half of this tournament. It’s quite a good stage to pick up momentum as well. And we’re full confidence that we can do it. We’ve just got to take it game by game. Tomorrow is a challenge against Bangladesh, and we just want to get over Bangladesh and move forward.”

Windies’ batting department hasn’t yet lived up to the expectations in this tournament so far and Windies skipper hopes to see the shackles break against Bangladesh tomorrow.

“Everybody is hungry for runs. I guess a few guys haven’t gone on and capitalised on a few starts that they have got on. Some guys haven’t really got on any starts. It’s another opportunity for them to come to the priority, to get some confidence going into the back half of this tournament. And, yeah, starting tomorrow against Bangladesh,” he concluded.

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