Samuels wants big scores

Middle order batsman Marlon Samuels says he is looking forward to playing when the Test series between West Indies and Sri Lanka begins on Wednesday. 

Samuels, a senior member of the regional side, said he is eager to take responsibility for his team in their two match Test series against the Sri Lankans. 

Both sides are introducing a number of young players who will play in the first Test at the Galle International Stadium (Oct. 14-18) in the coastal town of Galle and the P Sara Oval (Oct. 22-26) in the capital, Colombo. 

“I can’t wait to get out into the middle and play some game,” Samuels said. “I have been in the nets but you know how it goes. Batting in the nets for me is just about hitting balls and keeping my form steady.” 

The 34-year-old Jamaican added, “But going out in the middle and getting the job done, that’s where it matters the most. So the form has been good. I am going into this series not really over-confident but confident and looking forward to playing a major role to help the team as much as possible.” 

Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels intends to bat impressively in Sri Lanka. – PHOTO: AP