Team harmony could be key to Scorpions' success against the Jaguars - Nikita Miller

By October 24, 2018

Team harmony will be important when the Jamaica Scorpions take on the Guyana Jaguars in the semi-finals of the Regional Super50 at Kensington in Barbados on Thursday.

The Scorpions, who will be playing their first semi-final in two seasons will be taking on a confident team who topped Group A with five wins from their eight games during the preliminary round. However, Captain Nikita Miller, while acknowledging that defeating Guyana will be difficult, his team plays its best cricket when its members are enjoying playing.

“I just think that once we are enjoying each other’s company, once we are relaxed, we are bubbly. Once, we stay together as a group, we have been trying to do so for the past month. I believe when we are comfortable and we’re enjoying what we are doing then we are at our best,” Miller said.

But even if the Scorpions take the field relaxed and ready, Miller knows that their opponents are quite formidable and victory will require hard work.

“It’s a big game so we are all ready, set, we have prepared well, and put in the work that we needed, “ Miller said.

“We’ve spoken about the good things we’ve been doing and the bad things that we’ve been doing and what we need to do in this big game against a big opponent.”

The Scorpions captain said Guyana’s strength is that they play as a unit and they play hard. The last time they met, in Antigua, Jamaica won but that means little to Thursday’s encounter Miller said.

“They are always difficult to beat so I know it will be a big challenge for us but it is a challenge that we are capable of doing.”

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