It will be good to get the series win before the World Cup: Powell
It has been four years since Windies won an ODI series and stand-in skipper Rovman Powell wants to end the drought against Bangladesh.
The Carribeans, who used to dominate the cricket world are now struggling to win even a series and with World Cup right around the corner, Powell feels it will be a huge boost for the side if they can seal a series win against the hosts Bangladesh.
Ahead of the first ODI, Powell said in the press conference:
“We haven’t won an ODI series in a long time. The guys are upbeat and raring to go. No better opportunity to change it in Bangladesh. It will be good to get the series win under our belt” before the World Cup.”
After being humiliated in the two-match Test series, the game shifts to the white ball cricket and Powell wants to concentrate only on that, forgetting the Test defeats.
“We are focused on white-ball cricket. (The) guys are motivated and upbeat and hopefully we can get best possible result.”
Meanwhile, a relaxed Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said the availability of Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal is a bid advantage for the team.
“Obviously having Shakib, Tamim in the team is a big advantage for us. In the practice game, Tamim played brilliantly which is a great relief for Tamim as well as for us.”
The first ODI is set to be played on Sunday at the Shere-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.