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07:50 PM, January 14, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:05 PM, January 14, 2021

WI captain’s ‘little bit difficult’ quarantine period

West Indies stand-in captain Jason Mohammed, who returned to the side for the upcoming series against Bangladesh after last playing in the national side back in 2018, reiterated that he wanted to lead the side to a series win while also divulging his activities during the quarantine period in Bangladesh.

Regular captain Kieron Pollard opted out of the tour of Bangladesh and Jason would have the difficult task of guiding an young side against an opponent they have struggled against in the ODI format in recent years.

For now, the 34-year-old was happy to be back in the side but also desired to lead his side to a series win.

"Being out of the squad for three years, I am just happy to be back and importantly given the role to lead the Windies team. It's a big job and I will be trying to lead the team to the best of my ability and trying lead the team to a series win.

"I have captained other teams but this is ofcourse a bigger stage of cricket and something that I am looking forward to," Jason said.

The skipper wanted to make his mark with good performances on a personal level. His last ODI outing had also been against Bangladesh during the Tigers' 2018 tour of the Caribbean. He wanted to put his hand up and take responsibility.

"It's a good opportunity for me to have a good series and really put my hands up for when the full-strength team is back so I can get my place back in that team," he reiterated.

The West Indies side had to undergo three days of quarantine at their team hotel before they completed their first practice session today at Bangladesh. Asked how he bid his time while locked up in his room, the skipper said: "First it was a little bit difficult to be in a room for three days. I got through it with a lot of TV time. There wasn't much more I could do except talk to family back home and have a look at TV in free time."

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