Veteran Mohammed says Windies are genuine contenders
Senior player Anisa Mohammed has praised the 17-day preparation camp in Southampton and says it has left West Indies Women equipped and focussed enough to win the upcoming ICC Women's World Cup here.
The Windies Women wrapped up the camp on Tuesday at the Ageas Bowl where they focussed on all aspects of the game and more importantly, used the time to acclimatise to the notoriously difficult English weather.
"We've had a chance to get acclimatised to the conditions and also the pitches so over the last two weeks we have learnt some of the lengths and lines we have to bowl and the pace we need to bowl at and the fields we have to set," the seasoned off-spinner said.
"It's not going to be like back home in the Caribbean or the Asian conditions so it was good to be here for two weeks in advance and trying to get all boxes ticked for the World Cup."
Mohammad was part or the West Indies side which were good enough to reach the final of the last 50-overs World Cup in India four years ago, before going down to champions Australia.
The Trinidadian has been an integral part of the side's success in recent years and also featured prominently last year when the Caribbean side lifted the Twenty20 World title in India.
Mohammed said she believed West Indies Women could now go one step further and also pull off the the 50-overs title.
"I think we have a really good chance of winning this World Cup," she asserted.
"We've made it to the finals of the last 50-overs World Cup and I think after winning a T20 World Cup last year that is also motivating us to want to win the 50-over World Cup as well.