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West Indies captain Darren Sammy has lauded the regional team’s performance during the just concluded tours of Bangladesh and India.
Speaking to the media at Grantley Adams International Airport yesterday, shortly after arriving along with other members of the squad including Kemar Roach, Darren Bravo and Ravi Rampaul, Sammy pointed to the series win over Bangladesh as the highlight of the tour.
The West Indies defeated Bangladesh 1-0 in the two-Test series, and 2-1 in the One-Day International (ODI) series to claim their first overseas tour victory since 2002.
However, despite losing both the ODI and Test series in the following tour of India, Sammy said that he was very impressed with the determination and courage shown by the side against much higher ranked opponents.
“We showed and played with a lot of heart and I am really proud in the way that the boys went out there and played in both the Tests and One-Day series.
“When I look back at this series, we really only lost the games in one bad session of cricket. In the first Test we dominated the match and we really only lost that game during that third morning where we lost all of those wickets,” he explained.
“When we left here not much people expected us to put up much of a fight against India, but we have gained a lot of respect up there and that is a good thing for a young team.”
While praising the performance of some of the younger and less experienced players such as Kraigg Brathwaite, Kirk Edwards, Bravo and Kieran Powell, Sammy admitted that he had not experienced the best of tours and  would use the time off to re-evaluate his performance.
“Obviously for me personally the tour was not the best. I don’t know what attributed to that, but I welcome the break now where I can go home and reflect, spend time with my family, and see how I can come back at the top of my game,” he added.
West Indies players will now have a break until March, where they will face Australia in five ODIs, before facing off against the same opponents for the Frank Worrell Trophy in April in three Test matches.

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