West Indies ‘A’ middle-order batsman Jahmar Hamilton said the team is focused on beating the England Lions in the final ‘Test’ set to begin at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Monday. West Indies ‘A’ lead the three-match series 2-0 following wins in Jamaica at the Trelawny Stadium and Sabina Park respectively.
“We’re looking to end it 3-0 so that’s our focus right now,” said Hamilton who scored a century in the second match that the West Indies won by an innings and 17 runs at Sabina Park.
Hamilton said being able to win the series was special for him and his teammates.
“It means a lot to us. They came in our backyard and we stamped our authority. We won the series coming into the last four-day game and that is very important for me and for the team. We have been working together as a unit very well and we showed that the hard work did pay off.”
Hamilton said consistency was key the team’s victories against their English counterparts.
“We were very consistent with both bat and ball. Our spinners really put us ahead of the game. Mr. (Rahkeem) Cornwall and Mr. (Jomel) Warrican, they did well for us. The batting department; we stood up in the second four-day match. We showed that we had the depth in batting so I think that was very important in being consistent.”
As for his own even ton that helped lay the foundation for the Windies ‘A’ match-winning total of 422, Hamilton, who has been short of runs during recent competitions said his confidence never wavered.
“I didn’t get any runs against Sri Lanka A and the Regional 4-day but it was just about keep putting in the work and keep believing in myself because I know I have the ability to do it so I knew once I stayed focused and keep putting in the work I would get the results,” he said, revealing that his confidence is now even higher.
“My confidence was always there but it just showed me that I just needed to stick with it and fight and it became easier so that’s exactly what I did,” he said.
The squad for Monday’s match include Kieran Powell (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Jahmar Hamilton, Keon Joseph, Jeremiah Louis, Keemo Paul, Raymon Reifer, Vishaul Singh and Jomel Warrican.(SportsMax)