CLT20 2013: Trindad and Tobago batsmen should do better, says Denesh Ramdin

Trinidad and Tobago beat Brisbane Heat by 25 runs © IANS

Ranchi: Sep 22, 2013

Trinidad and Tobago might have notched up a convincing 25-run win over Brisbane Heat on Sunday, but captain Denesh Ramdin is not satisfied with the performance os his batsmen and said the Caribbean side fell short by 15 runs.

“Yes, we were short by 15 runs. We needed 145 runs. We got a good start but we lost wickets and kept losing wickets.

I stuck it out there and Samuel Badree batted really well in the last over,” Ramdin said at the post-match press conference here.

Asked about how much motivation the players derived from Brian Lara’s presence during the match, Ramdin said he advised the Caribbean cricketers to stay there on the wicket.

“He [Lara] talked to the younger players, also myself, He asked us to stick there for 20 overs, and not to rush,” Ramdin said.

Asked whether the two crucial important wickets of Sunil Narine was the turning point of the match, he said: “I believe his two wickets pulled us out. He bowled really well. We wanted wickets at that situation. And we had [Ravi] Rampaul (Four for 14) finish it off.”

He praised Rampaul who did his job well after recovering from an ankle injury.