‘Top order must come good to beat Sri Lanka’- Ramdin

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Denish Ramdin[www.inewsguyana.com] – The West Indies must bring their ‘A’ game come tomorrow morning against Sri Lanka in the first semi Final of the ICC world T20 Tournament being contested in Bangladesh.

The urgency was underscored by T&T and West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin, who called on his teammates to play smart cricket when they take the greens.

“They [Sri Lanka] are very tricky, they have experience with guys like Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillekeratne Dilshan, so we need to walk with our A-game when we meet,” said the Trinidadian.

He adumbrated, “Our top order has to come good and give us that start within the first six overs, so that the other hitters can come in and play their natural game.”

The wicketkeeper who produced a record four T20 stumpings said, “Sri Lanka is a tough team to beat but once we continue to play smart cricket, I seen no reason why we cannot get into the finals.”

Ramdin, regarded as one of the better wicketkeepers in the competition reminisced on the win against Pakistan, placing emphasis on the performances in the field.

“The win against Pakistan was great. We got a confidence booster and we are happy at the moment. I looked at the way Chris Gayle was moving on the field, wanting to be in the action all the time and really encouraging the bowlers and this was a dangerous sign going into the semifinals,” said Ramdin.

Coincidentally, the teams met in 2012 final of the tournament where the Caribbean Side carted off the trophy and the title. Tomorrow’s encounter begins at 09:00 Guyana time.

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