Friday, 25 May 2012

Ramdin wants Windies to keep Fighting

West Indies wicketkeeper, Denesh Ramdin, insists the tourists are still in the series and will continue to fight hard in the second Test at Trent Bridge. 

The Windies overcame a poor start to give England a real scare on their way to a five-wicket victory at Lord’s. 

Despite showing signs of improvement with both bat and ball, they go into Friday’s Nottingham Test facing the prospect of losing the series.

Ramdin, who spent almost two years out of the side, before the first Test, feels the West Indies can take plenty of encouragement from their display at the home of cricket.

"Many people felt that we would have lost inside four days, but the guys showed character and fight", said Ramdin. 

"If we had batted a bit better in the first innings, you never know what could have happened on the last day."

The 27-year-old added beating the best side in the world with such an inexperienced team would be 'fantastic', but admitted it would take a near perfect performance to do it.

"We are in England’s backyard, and it’s tough to beat them here, but they are beatable, once we bowl in the right areas, get wickets, and our batters put runs on the board", added Ramdin, who has 43 Test caps.

The weather in the Midlands should be in the West Indies’ favour, with bright sunshine and warm temperatures forecast at Trent Bridge. The Betfair cricket odds indicate that England will win, however.      

"The weather looks fine up this side, so, hopefully, the conditions would also favour our bowlers, and they can take pattern from England’s bowlers, bowl the right areas, challenge England’s batsmen, and put up a better fight here, and we try to force a win", said Ramdin. 

The Betfair Michael Vaughan page has great tips and comments from the mind of the former Yorkshire and England player.

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