|West Indies huddle following a practice session here Wednesday. (Photo by Windiescricket)|
FORT LAUNDERDALE, Florida, CMC – West Indies team manager Richie Richardson said Wednesday the under-fire Caribbean side was anxious to rebound from their wretched tour of England by beating New Zealand in the two-march Twenty20 series at the weekend.
The Windies failed to beat England in a single match on a tough two-month tour which ended last Sunday but Richardson said there was a hunger in the side to make amends.
“There’s lots of sunshine so the guys are going to enjoy that. We’re accustomed to the sun on our backs. I don’t believe the ball is going to move around as much so I think the guys will relish conditions here. It’s a little bit humid but it’s what we’re accustomed to,” said Richardson, a former West Indies captain.
“The guys obviously having lost in England, they’re geed up and want to prove they can play cricket and certainly we believe we can beat New Zealand so we’re going to be working really, really hard to beat New Zealand.”