Home > News >

Bermuda needs change in mindset for ICC World Cricket League Division 3: Steven Outerbridge

Bermuda needs change in mindset for ICC World Cricket League Division 3: Steven Outerbridge

The top two teams in the six-nation 50-overs-a-side tournament will advance to next year’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier featuring 10 teams in New Zealand, ahead of the 2015 World Cup being jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand © Getty Images

Hamilton (Bermuda): Apr 7, 2013

New Bermuda skipper Steven Outerbridge has urged his team-mates to change their mindset as they gear up for a challenging eight-day ICC World Cricket League Division 3 World Cup Qualifying Tournament starting in Hamilton later this month.

The top two teams in the six-nation 50-overs-a-side tournament will advance to next year’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier featuring 10 teams in New Zealand, ahead of the 2015 World Cup being jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

Bermuda’s opponents on home soil are the United States — fresh from beating Bermuda in four of five recent matches in Florida — Uganda, Italy, Oman and Nepal. The matches will be played at three grounds – the National Sports Centre in Hamilton, Somerset and St David’s.

Bermuda, who lost twice to champions US in the ICC Americas Twenty20 Championship in Fort Lauderdale before gaining a consolation victory in the third and final 50-over friendly thanks to a century by former skipper David Hemp, will begin their preparation with three 50-over matches at Somerset against touring Jamaican side Melbourne Cricket Club on April 13, 14 and 16.

Bermuda will also play a warm-up match April 22 against Oman, one of two teams arriving early for the Division 3 tournament.

“Too much of the time we take our club mentality into international cricket and that hampers our ability to perform at our optimum peak that we need to compete against these international teams,” Outerbridge, who will captain the team for the first time on home soil, told a news conference held by the Bermuda Cricket Board Saturday.

“The standard in domestic cricket is a few stages below international standard and the things that we do in domestic cricket do get exposed when we move onto the international stage. My challenge to my team is to adjust their minds and change their mindset.”

Outerbridge warned his players that the US — led by Guyana-born Steve Massiah — will not be the only tough opponents they will face.

“I think all five teams are going to be quite difficult, as you see in world cricket today there are no easy fixtures in international games,” said Outerbridge.

“No matter where we play a team, whether the first or last game, it is going to be a challenge for the Bermuda side and we just look forward to the opportunity that has presented itself in this tournament.”

Bermuda’s squad will be announced mid-month, officials said. The tournament will run from April 28 to May 5.

They made their debut in the 2007 World Cup staged in the Caribbean but failed to qualify in the 2011 tournament in Asia.

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

Photos

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test

Videos

Shaun Udal on India vs England 3rd Test

India vs England Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Day 3 at Southampton: Pujara dismissed by Broad

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Virat Kohli’s opportunity to find form

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014: Key highlights from Test series

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton stats highlights: Day 2

Moeen Ali wears ‘Save Gaza’ band: Instances where cricketers made political statements on the field

Alastair Cook England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 South Africa vs Sri Lanka South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

Cheteshwar Pujara dismissed early on Day 3 of India vs England, 3rd Test

Moeen Ali banned by ICC to wear ‘Save Gaza’ wristband

England vs India 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Teams pay tribute to cricketers who lost their lives in World War I

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test Day 3 at Southampton: Looks like a beautiful day for batting

Watch Free Live Streaming Online: England vs India, 3rd Test Day 3 at Southampton

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara — India’s most dependable partnership in recent times

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Virat Kohli’s opportunity to find form

Phil Hughes smashes List A double-ton: List of batsmen who have achieved same feat

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014: Key highlights from Test series

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton stats highlights: Day 2

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Who is Akshay Kumar’s most loyal companion?

Hrithik Roshan to pay Sussanne Rs 380 crore as alimony

India’s app downloads at 9 billion by 2015: Study

Facebook forcing users to download Messenger

Rafael to miss rest of Man Utd’s tour of the USA with groin injury

Prevent Diabetes Tip – get regular health check-ups

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here