Holder expects smooth transition for semis
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC
Captain Jason Holder says he does not foresee Barbados Pride experiencing any major issues with acclimatising to new conditions in Antigua for their Regional Super50 semi-final against Leeward Islands Hurricanes on Thursday.
Pride, the tournament favourites, hosted Group B here where they won seven of their eight games to finish top on 33 points, five clear of the second-place Jamaica Scorpions who also advanced to the final four.
Holder, the West Indies Test and one-day captain, said they did not anticipate any surprises with the switch from Barbados to Coolidge Cricket Ground in St John's.
"I don't see it as a big challenge. We've been seeing a few of the games on television. We're obviously professional athletes and many of us play for the West Indies team as well so we have to adjust," Holder said.
Boasting a starting XI comprising 10 current West Indies players, Pride have flexed their muscle in the competition from the outset and dominated the group.
They eclipsed 300 runs once and passed 270 on three other occasions they batted first, with several of their high-profile batsmen getting among the runs.