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Zouks captain Sammy delighted with deep, varied bowling attack

By Sports Desk August 20, 2020

St Lucia Zouks captain Darren Sammy has hailed the team’s deep and varied bowling attack on the back of a 7-wicket D/L over the Barbados Tridents on Thursday.

The rain-affected fixture the Tridents posted 131 for 7 in their turn at the crease, before the showers caused a delay in the game.  On the resumption, the Zouks posted 50 for 3 to win the match.  Unusually, however, in attacking the Tridents early on, Sammy used eight bowlers.

Mohammad Nabi was the star with the ball, his varying pace, and reading the batsmen's intentions, gave neither right- nor left-hander any room, and he got his arm ball to deviate like a leg-cutter.  Sammy bowled Nabi out early the rest of his off-spinners ripped through the Tridents’ middle order.

 With the death overs approaching he went to his third off-spinner, Roston Chase, who picked up Jonathan Carter and Kyle Mayers in consecutive balls.  Deyal, yet another off-spinner, became the eighth bowler used and the fifth to take a wicket as Andre Fletcher took a good catch off Raymond Reifer’s outside edge.

“Today, the mix-up with the bowlers, everyone I called on, the spinners, in the middle, they responded so that’s a good sign for us going forward,” Sammy said following the game.

“I think we have a good all-round team, today I probably used eight or seven bowlers.  So, everybody is equipped for different situations.  If a team has a few left-handed we have a couple of spinners to turn the ball away from them and when the team has right-handers we have the left-armers and chinaman bowlers.  So, I’m really happy with the guys that we have.”

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