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West Indies Women can go all the way – says Campbell

SYLHET, Bangladesh (CMC) — Coach Sherwin Campbell has backed West Indies Women to win the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup after their qualification for the semi-finals was confirmed late Friday.

SYLHET, Bangladesh (CMC) — Coach Sherwin Campbell has backed West Indies Women to win the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup after their qualification for the semi-finals was confirmed late Friday.

 

 The Caribbean side trounced Sri Lanka by eight wickets on Friday to record their third straight win and storm to the top of Group B.

 

“We have made it into the semi-finals for the third time in a row and now we have to believe we can go all the way and win it. That is the reason we came here to Bangladesh and that is what we really want,” said Campbell.

 

“But before that we have a game against India and we will play them just as hard as we played the earlier matches, there will be no easing up, no room for complacency. finished the day unbeaten on a career-best 149.”

 

Led by a four-wicket haul from spinner Shanel Daley, West Indies bundled out Sri Lanka for 84 in the 17th over and then strolled to 87 for two off just 15 overs, with Stafanie Taylor stroking an unbeaten half-century.

 

West Indies Women also made the semi-finals in two years ago in Sri Lanka and in 2010, when the tournament was staged at home in the Caribbean.

 

They were good enough to reach the final of the 50-over World Cup in India last year and Campb ell believes the current winning streak is what the team needs in the build up to the final stages of the competition.

 

“Three wins on the trot is great and the right kind of momentum for this team. We are playing some fantastic cricket and this win just reassured us of that,” the former West Indies opener pointed out.

 

“We were very good in the warm-up matches against Australia and South Africa and we also had a great performance when we beat England in the first tournament match. We slackened off a bit when we beat Bangladesh earlier this week and I was happy to see the way we raised our standards and recorded this big victory over Sri Lanka.”

 

Campbell was full of praise for Daley whose spell made the difference in the Sri Lanka innings. Sri Lanka Women seemed to be coasting at 41 for one in the fifth over before Daley intervened, triggering a sudden collapse that saw the last nine wickets tumble for 43 runs.

 

“Daley struggled a bit in the earlier matches but she’s a quality bowler and a fighter so I was not too worried about her. I knew her time would come and she delivered in a meaningful way today,” said Campbell.

 

“She is back to her best and with the other bowlers also performing we have a formidable attack in these conditions.”

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