Bangalore: West Indies’ star performer Andre Fletcher, who made an unbeaten 84 in their win over Sri Lanka on Sunday, is still unsure of getting picked for the next match in the ongoing World T20.
“I cannot say whether I will be opening for the team in our next match. I can’t even say whether I will play the next game. I’m still unsure of my place, so I am keeping my fingers crossed,” Fletcher said.
Filling in for the injured Chris Gayle, Fletcher played a career-defining unbeaten knock to help West Indies beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in a Super 10 match.
“Before the World T20, we knew what we are capable of. We know the strength of our team. We always back ourselves to win the trophy.
“It was good to see two wins under our belt. So, once we get to the semi-final, we take it from there into the final. For sure once we continue to play the cricket we are accustomed to playing, we would lift the trophy for the second time,” he said.
Asked whom West Indies fancy to meet in the final if they qualify, Fletcher said: “It doesn’t matter who comes. We have played everybody. Whoever the opponents are, we would play them in our style.”
Talking about the mood in the camp, Fletcher said it would be good if they win all the matches going into the knockout stage and were treating each match as final.
“We have a great team spirit and are playing in unison. We have to continue that momentum and try not to get complacent.
“We are playing each game as final. We want to play as hard as possible and once we could win all four, it will be good for us,” Fletcher said. He also said he was grateful for the opportunity he got in place of Gayle.
“I grabbed the opportunity to bat and I’m grateful for that. I am happy that I did the job for the team,” he said.
Replying to a query, Fletcher said he wanted to watch Gayle bat from the other end and wouldn’t admit that the spectators wanted to see his departure, making way for the mighty West Indian to walk into the middle to entertain them. (The Telegraph)