West Indies v Zimbabwe, 1st T20I, Antigua March 1, 2013

Barnwell, Badree keen to make an impact

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies allrounder Christopher Barnwell, who is back in the national Twenty20 side after 17 months, has said he is eager to make an impact against Zimbabwe in the two T20I matches in Antigua this weekend.

Barnwell made his debut against Pakistan in 2011 and was dropped later that year after featuring in four matches. He has been recalled after a successful Caribbean T20 season, where he produced several match-winning efforts for runners-up Guyana. Barnwell scored 245 runs in eight matches and also took six wickets.

"I had a very good Caribbean T20 and I'm confident I will do well here against Zimbabwe," Barnwell said. "I feel I am in the right frame of mind and in good form with the bat and ball. I brought Guyana out of some difficult situations when the pressure was on, and I believe I can transfer those kinds of performances the international level, once I get the opportunity."

Legspinner Samuel Badree, who was part of the victorious World Twenty20 team in Sri Lanka in October 2012 said that West Indies would carry the momentum of the ODI series into the T20I matches.

"We had a good one-day Series against the Zimbabweans where we won all three matches, and we will also look to win both Twenty20 matches," Badree said. "In T20, there aren't really any underdogs. I will look to have two good games against them and continue to showcase my talents for West Indies on the international stage. The key to bowling in T20 cricket is consistency and that helps to build the pressure on batsmen. I will look to maintain the pressure we have created."

Badree, 31, played his first T20 international last year against New Zealand and has picked up five wickets in six matches.