West Indies ODI captain Shai Hope has stated they’re taking each attainable step to revive their fortunes within the format. The precise-handed batter admitted that West Indies had a forgettable 2022 and desires to get again on monitor this yr.
Hope has made a dream begin to his ODI captaincy tenure as he struck an unbeaten 128* within the second sport towards South Africa in East London. The Barbadian’s knock propelled the vacationers to 335 and so they managed to eke out a 48-run win regardless of Temba Bavuma’s 144.
Talking after the sport, Hope revealed that he has the total help of his teammates and is embracing the accountability of main the facet and the prospect of taking it to new heights.
As quoted by ESPN Cricinfo, the 29-year-old said:
“It is one thing we talk about within the conferences. We’re simply attempting to win extra cricket video games. We did not have a profitable 2022 and we are attempting every part to show it round. It is about giving my all to the group. I get help from all ends. I’ve received help from guys off the sector and on the sector. I’ve received to maintain embracing the accountability and when the time involves shine, I will achieve this.”
The West Indies’ highest ODI whole towards the Proteas got here on the again of a whirlwind opening stand of 67 between Kyle Mayers and Brandon King. The likes of Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell batted properly across the skipper, making vital contributions to raise their facet to a steep whole.
“One thing that I all the time preach within the camp: management what you possibly can management” – Shai Hope
Shai Hope additional said that he advises his gamers to do what’s of their management and abides by the identical himself. The keeper-batter added:
“One thing that I all the time preach within the camp: management what you possibly can management. I can not management what the selectors do, I can not management issues behind the scenes, all I can management is the best way I prep, the best way I play and the efficiency I put in on the sector. If the possibility and the chance arises, I’ll take it with each fingers.”
The third and closing ODI will happen in Potchefstroom on Tuesday (March 21).