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Ramdin: Bats let us down

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Ramdin: Bats let us down

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Captain Denesh Ramdin has blamed poor batting for Trinidad and Tobago’s ten-wicket loss to Barbados inside two days in their final match of the regional four-day championship on Thursday.
Set a mere 45 to win in the final-round game at Queen’s Park Oval, Barbados completed victory about 50 minutes after tea.
 “We did not come up trumps with the bat again. Our batsmen did not get off again. We did not adapt to the conditions,” said Ramdin.
“They bowled in the right areas and we were in trouble. They were more disciplined than us.”
Trinidad and Tobago, without the services of seven front line players who are campaigning in the Indian Premier League, suffered batting meltdowns in both innings, crashing to 109 and 129.
The Trinidad and Tobago captain, who remained in the dressing room for nearly an hour after the defeat, conceded that his men were outplayed by the Bajans.
“We were struggling right through. They were disciplined and our batsmen were not,” he said.
“We were outplayed in all departments again. There is major room for improvement.”
Ramdin has also hinted there could be some changes, ahead of the semi-finals of the Four-Day and Regional Super50 tournaments.
Trinidad and Tobago finished the preliminary round fourth on 36 points.
“The bowlers have done the job for us. Our batting is our main concern. Hopefully, the guys can go back to club cricket and get some runs,” the captain said. (CMC)