Check todays hot topics and new pictures Today is: 31 August, 2014
Ramdin says Windies not taking Bangladesh lightly

Ramdin says Windies not taking Bangladesh lightlyDhaka, Nov 7 : Vice Captain Denesh Ramdin says the West Indies would not be taking Bangladesh for granted during their tour which begins here Nov 13.

The West Indian players are already in Dhaka and will meet the home side in the first of two Test matches next Tuesday at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, reports CMC.

Ramdin says winning the first Test is an important strategy for the visitors.

"(Bangladesh) are a team that on any given day can come and put up a good fight," Ramdin told WICB Media Tuesday.

"We are not going to take them lightly. They have good players, but we are going to play hard. They are favourites in their home conditions, but we are confident that all will go well for us on this tour."

The second test begins Nov 21 at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in the south-western city of Khulna to be followed by five One-day Internationals and a Twenty20 International.

Ramdin has described the playing conditions in Bangladesh as similar to what exists in the Caribbean.

The Windies squad includes off-spinner Sunil Narine on his first trip to Bangladesh and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul on his debut tour with the senior squad.

"It is very important that we start well and not take them lightly," the West Indies wicketkeeper said.

"We have some good players in the fray, like Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and hopefully they can give us the impetus to do well in this series."

The West Indies cricketers are still on a high following their sensational win over Sri Lanka to claim the ICC World Twenty/20 title last month.

Ramdin said the players would have to overcome the diet of limited-overs cricket which they have been playing in the last few months.

"We would like to win this series, but it will depend on the weather. Hopefully, we can all prepare well and adapt quickly to the conditions. It is very important that we keep the momentum from winning the World T20 going," he said.  (IANS)


Mario Balotelli is obsessed with 'The Only Way Is Essex'

Mario Balotelli is obsessed with 'The Only Way Is Essex'London, Aug 30 - Italian professional footballer Mario Balotelli and his fiancee Fanny Neguesha are huge fans of the reality TV series 'The Only Way Is Essex', it has been revealed.  Read more »

Man U has most expensive PL squad

Man U has most expensive PL squadLondon, Aug 30 - Manchester United has reportedly been revealed to have the most expensive squad in the Premier League, although their performances over the last year or so makes it hard to believe.  Read more »

Perera rips apart Pak's batting line-up as Lanka beats tourists in final ODI to win series 2-1

Thisara-PereraColombo, Aug 30 : Sri Lanka fast bowler Thisara Perera ripped apart Pakistan's batting line up as the hosts thrashed the tourists by seven wickets in the third and final ODI, to win the three-match series 2-1.  Read more »

Swann says England's ODI approach similar to 'two-litre diesel in F1 race'

Graeme SwannJohannesburg, Aug 30 - Retired England spinner Graeme Swann has said on Friday that the team's current approach to ODIs was akin to a two-litre diesel in Formula One race, reiterating his call to Alastair  Read more »

Hamilton might consider quitting Merc due to increasing tension with Rosberg: Reports

Hamilton-RosbergWashington, Aug 26 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is reportedly threatening to quit the team due to the clash that has been building all year between him and teammate Nico Rosberg, which reached its  Read more »

Button feels sympathetic with Hamilton following Belgian GP row with Rosberg

Jenson-ButtonLondon, Aug 26 : McLaren driver Jenson Button has said that he feels sympathy with Lewis Hamilton after his Belgian Grand Prix came to an end on lap two by a collision from his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.  Read more »