Greenidge hoping for better fortunes from Red Steel’s home games

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC- Coach Gordon Greenidge says he is making no excuses for Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel’s poor showing in their first two matches of the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20.

 Gordon Greenidge
Gordon Greenidge

However the former West Indies opener and cricket legend says he is hoping for better returns in their home games starting tonight.

The Red Steel lost to the Guyana Amazon Warriors in their tournament opener before being blown away by the Barbados Tridents over the weekend.

“No excuses. We had matches to play. We had opportunities. We just did not play well enough to win,” said Greenidge.

“We are looking forward to better things obviously. So far we have not played as well as we should and know we could but we have three home matches so we need to make use of the match here like the other teams have done”.

With five matches to play in the preliminary round of the competition, the Red Steel are hoping to turn their fortunes around if they are to have any chance of advancing to the semi-finals. They tackle the Jamaica Tallawahs at Queen’s Park Oval tonight in the first of three home matches.

“Hopefully, come Wednesday we can put that first win under our belts and move on to Friday and Sunday,” Greenidge said. “Trinidad have performed exceptionally over the years in T20 games. As a matter of fact, Trinidad in the last eight years or so has been perhaps the mainstay in the regional cricket in the Caribbean. The players are not new to this”.

Red Steel also face Guyana Amazon Warriors on Friday and the Antigua Hawkbills on Sunday at the Queen’s Park oval.

The coach has also hinted that they could be changes to the team going into the final three preliminary round games. “The top order, the middle order…it is all concerns at the moment. We need to see if a change or shuffle around can make the difference,” said Greenidge.

“We need to find out if the guys are happy and contented in the position they are in and also the positions they may have to occupy seeing that things have not gone according to plan.”

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