The West Indies Women are set to clash with Bangladesh on Friday against Bangladesh in the International Cricket Council’s women’s world cup and they bowl off in search of their third win.
The West Indies achieved their aim of winning two out of their first four matches but will hope to end the group stage with a perfect trio of games, starting with a return to the Bay Oval on March 18th.
West Indies Women bowler Shamilia Connell said, “It was our first win at the World Cup in the tournament, so we are in familiar conditions and the girls are feeling energetic because we won our first game here and we are looking to do that tomorrow.
The West Indies raced out of the blocks with wins over New Zealand and England but heavy defeats to India and Australia have left their qualification hopes in the balance.
“We know we've lost two games, but we have to put that behind us. We're just going to go out there and give our best.
“What's gone is gone and we just have to look to just bring our A-game in these next three games as we look to qualify for the semi-finals.”
Bangladesh will be entering the match confident after their first-ever ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup win against Pakistan.
A nine-run win over Pakistan handed the Tigresses a first victory on their tournament debut, but all their attention is now on defeating the West Indies.
Fast bowler Connell said, “We can see that they're very competitive. We're just going to go there and give our best and we are not going to underestimate them,” she added.
“We're just going to go out there and play our game. They put up some very good scores and they beat Pakistan and Pakistan were one of the teams that were looking to give them a challenge, but we're just going to go and play our A-game.”
The Maroon Warriors will be calling on their memories of their opening three-run victory over hosts New Zealand at the same venue in Tauranga. (ICC)