Samuel Badree in action © Getty Images (File Photo)
Samuel Badree in action © Getty Images (File Photo)

Kolkata, Mar 8 (PTI) West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree says going on a desert safari and spending time on the beach in the UAE has helped the players strike a bond ahead of the ICC World Twenty20. He called Test and ODI skipper Jason Holder, who is set to make his debut in the T20s, the prankster of the side. “When we were in Dubai we were in the beach and also had a desert safari for having our unity back. And Holder is the prankster of the team,” Badree said during an open media session here today. Due to the contract row with the West Indies Cricket Board over non-payment, the 2012 champions had limited opportunity with their last international series against Sri Lanka taking place way back in October-November last year. ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Top Wicket-Takers: List of Leading Wicket-Takers in T20 World Cup 2016

Their World T20 build-up was in Dubai where they played practice matches against Zimbabwe and county side Warwickshire. 24-year-old Holder said he tries to communicate with his teammates and get the job done. “Obviously I’m still very young and trying to find my feet. There have been so many players helping me in my journey so it’s been good and I continue that way. I know this people for sometime now.”

He further said skipper Darren Sammy should not have a problem bringing the team together. “It should not be difficult for Darren. We have been playing with or against each other for a long time. We understand each other pretty well so it’s about coming together and doing well on the field. We had a pretty good camp in Dubai, knowing each other well. I don’t think it’s a big problem for Darren to bring together this team.”