Head coach Courtney Walsh has hailed West Indies Girls’s emphatic win over Thailand Girls of their opening official warm-up, saying the successful streak was essential to crew morale.
The Caribbean aspect crushed the minnows by 151 runs on Friday to submit their fourth win in as many matches, following on from their 3-0 clear sweep of Pakistan Girls in Karachi final week.
West Indies Girls arrived right here this week to contest the Worldwide Cricket Council 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.
“As soon as you retain successful you’re going to maintain having confidence,” Walsh stated following the victory at Dawn Sports activities Membership.
“We left Pakistan fairly confidently and it’s necessary to maintain that momentum and never taking something with no consideration.
“Clearly this was only a apply recreation however the win is necessary for crew morale after which we’ve a couple of days earlier than we begin the competitors, so it’s good to get that win underneath our belts.”
West Indies Girls beat Pakistan Girls by 45 runs within the opening One-Day Worldwide earlier this month, earlier than clinching the sequence with a 37-run victory within the second recreation.
They produced a scientific run chase within the remaining recreation final Sunday to thrash the hosts by six wickets, and elevate their confidence heading into the Qualifiers.
On Friday, West Indies Girls had been propelled by all-rounder Deandra Dottin who struck 101 on the high of the order and fellow Barbadian Hayley Matthews who made 57, as they gathered 230 for six off their 50 overs.
Each gamers featured prominently within the sequence in opposition to Pakistan Girls, Dottin hitting a career-best 132 within the opening ODI and Matthews rising as Participant-of-the-Collection after glorious all-round performances.
Walsh praised the type of each gamers, additionally noting the outing was necessary for the complete aspect to grow to be acclimatized.
“It was good to get in a apply match in Zimbabwe to get accustomed to the situations,” the quick bowling legend stated.
“The women went out and did what was required. Deandra and Hayley had good knocks so it’s good to see the runs persevering with from over from Pakistan.
“We gave all of the bowlers an opportunity to get a really feel of the pitch right here in Zimbabwe. It was necessary to get match apply as Papua New Guinea pulled out so we’re quick one recreation.”
The latest type of West Indies Girls has turned the web page on an extraordinary run of outcomes which noticed them whipped 4-1 by South Africa Girls within the Caribbean final September.
West Indies Girls open their marketing campaign within the Qualifiers in opposition to Eire on Tuesday, and also will conflict with The Netherlands and Sri Lanka in Group A.
The highest three groups following the Tremendous Six second spherical will e book their spots at subsequent 12 months’s 50-over World Cup in New Zealand.