Da Silva eager to make full use of New Zealand opportunity

By Sports Desk November 03, 2020

West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Joshua Da Silva admits he is thrilled with the prospect of another opportunity to showcase his ability after recently arriving in New Zealand.

The 22-year-old was last selected as part of the team’s tour to England after a solid performance in the regional four-day competition.  Da Silva led the T&T Red Force’s batting with 507 runs, a high score of 113, and an average of 50.70.

Da Silva, however, did not feature for the first-team squad, but made a good impression in the warm-up games, leading some to call for the player’s inclusion in the first team.  The player scored 133 not out in the first and 56 not out in the final practice match.  With some experience batting in New Zealand, Da Silva hopes to put in another good performance.

“I’m looking forward to learning a lot like what I did on the tour of England earlier this year. It’s really good to be playing red-ball cricket again and being back with the West Indies team,” Da Silva told West Indies Cricket.

“I played in Auckland and Queenstown … the pitches were always nice and good for batting so I’m really looking ahead to getting out there and performing,” he added.

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