Badree confident of Islamabad comeback

Published: February 9, 2016
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West Indian leg-spinner Samuel Badree said that Islamabad United’s first victory will give them momentum  after they lost their first two matches comprehensively.

“Obviously, it’s a bit of a relief,” said Badree, while talking to The Express Tribune. “The first win gives us momentum, going into the competition.”

The Islamabad spinner hopes his side can kick on from here. “It’s tough coming together at such a short notice,” he said. “As the competition goes on, you gel together and you got to know what each player is capable off. We are a bit slow off the mark, but I think this win will help the team.”

The 34-year-old also said that as he is disappointed that he had to sit on the bench for the last two games, but will try to help the team whenever he can.

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“Obviously, it’s a bit unfortunate I didn’t start well and I am sitting on the bench,” said Badree. “With the format of the tournament, only four foreigner players can play, so we are still sorting our combination. We have some games in Sharjah where the pitch is slower, whatever the team requires I am here to help.”

The leg-spinner also revealed that Pakistan veteran off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is the funniest individual in the squad. “In every team there is one guy who keep the fun going and in this team, it’s Saeed Ajmal.”

Talking about the chances of his national team in the upcoming World T20, the Trinidad and Tobago leg-spinner revealed optimism that West Indies will have as much of a chance of winning as anyone else, given that the players stay fit.

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“If we get all our players fit and ready to go, and we have got good experience of playing in Indian conditions as well, so we have as good of a chance of winning the World T20 as anyone else.”

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