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July 31, 2009
John Dyson, the West Indies coach, has said his team played well against Bangladesh but lacked the experience to push for wins. West Indies lost the Test series 2-0 and are also down 2-0 in the one-day series, looking to avoid a series whitewash when they play the third ODI in St Kitts.
"I'd like to have a win and I'm sure the boys would as well," Dyson said. "I think they've actually played some good cricket over the series but we just did not have the experience to get a win."
"Bangladesh batted well. I think we saw our inexperience come through in Dominica." West Indies had scored 274 but Bangladesh chased it down with three wickets in hand and an over to spare. "When you have a group of guys who have only played a handful of games between them, it's a real pressure cooker in 50-over and Twenty20 cricket," Dyson said.
Dyson said Bangladesh had played very well over the series and it wasn't fair to say they had got success only because they were playing a weaker team. "Everyone seems to ignore the fact that they have played good cricket. They aren't as weak as some people seem to think they are."
West Indies were delivered a scare in the second ODI when Darren Sammy picked up a groin injury but Dyson was confident he would be fit for the final game. "He [Sammy] bowled today [in the nets], he had two spells and he showed no signs of any problems from that. He's batted extremely well in the nets, so at the moment he's showing no signs of any problems at all. I expect him to be 100% fit."
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