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‘WI can do it’

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DEFEATING the third-ranked cricketing nation would be a feather in West Indies’ cap.

That was the view of both Shai Hope and Kemar Roach during a media briefing ahead of tomorrow’s opening Test against Englandat Kensington Oval.

Speaking at the Oval yesterday, Hope said he was aware they were viewed as having little chance of winning but were capable of doing so as long as they made the effort.

“We know that we are so-called underdogs but if we play our cricket we are going to beat these guys. It’s about using my experience and trying to put my best foot forward.

“I think coming off of that loss weeks before and knowing the series was at stake and what they were saying about us, we just motivated ourselves and used that as a big motivator to put up a big performance,” he said.

Hope, who made his debut in Barbados back in 2015, was eager to play in front of his home crowd, including family and friends with a personal goal to make as many runs as possible to ensure the team is in a good position.(RG)

 

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