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12:00 AM, November 29, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:41 AM, November 29, 2018

It's a must-win for us: Warrican

West Indies left arm spinner Jomel Warrican has played a crucial part with both bat and ball against Bangladesh in the first Test in Chattogram, which ended with the visitors losing by 64 runs to trail the two-match series 1-0.

The 26-year-old Warrican took four wickets in the first innings and two in the second, before scoring 41 runs, giving the hosts a scare as he added 63 for the ninth wicket with Sunil Ambris in chase of of 204 runs to win.

West Indies suffered their first ever Test defeat in Bangladesh with the hosts opting for spin-heavy strategy in Chattogram to undo the visitors. Warrican was expecting the same at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur for the second and series-deciding Test starting from November 30.

"Obviously, the Mirpur wicket will spin again. So we have to exert control with spin. We have to be positive; we have a game plan and we have to execute the batting better on the wicket,” Warrican told reporters ahead of their training session yesterday.

He however informed that his side were aware of the ability of the home side's batsmen to negotiate the spinners, and said that the visitors are eying a comeback in the second Test to level the series.

"It's the matter of having belief in ourselves as a unit to win a game. It's a must-win situation for us. Ending the series with a win and returning home... as a unit we are confident. Maybe we lost the first Test but we are looking forward together to winning the [second] game,” he said.

Warrican admitted that the loss of fast bowler Shannon Gabriel for the second Test, due to his suspension for a collision with Imrul Kayes in the first Test, may prove to be a key factor, but he was confident that someone else will step up in his place.

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