Have been doing my role for West Indies, says Ashley Nurse

first_img graphs Asian News International DublinMay 14, 2019UPDATED: May 14, 2019 13:20 IST Ashley Nurse wants to get more consistent ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup (@windiescricket Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAshley Nurse said he has been just doing his role for West IndiesNurse has taken 7 wickets, the most so far, in the ODI tri-seriesNurse returned with the figures of 3/53 vs Bangladesh on MondayOff-spinner Ashley Nurse believes he is fulfilling his role that the West Indies expect from him. However, he wants to be even more consistent going into the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, beginning May 30.”I’ve been bowling well in patches. I haven’t been as consistent as I’d like to be. Getting wickets is the ultimate goal for a bowler. I got a four-wicket haul in the first game against Ireland but I didn’t bowl that well. But I’ll take getting wickets any day. (In) the other two games it was a bit tough. This hasn’t been a spinning deck. Wickets here are generally not good for spinners … I have been doing my role in the team and it’s nice to come in and do what the team requires (from) me,” ICC quoted Nurse, as saying.The 30-year-old, who returned with the figures of 3/53 in the fifth match against Bangladesh, has surged to the top of the wicket-taking list with a total of seven scalps. Nurse’s performance is impressive given the Irish conditions are not spin-friendly.In the 21st over on Monday evening, Nurse dismissed Shakib Al Hasan and Soumya Sarkar in a space of three balls to put Bangladesh under pressure. But an 83-run partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun took Bangladesh over the line.v1 4 W 1 W 12 in 1 for Nurse!#WIvBAN #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/hnbuIzNhygWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) May 13, 2019″Captain gave me the ball a bit early in the power play so it was all about restricting runs and building some pressure. It worked out for us. I got a couple of wickets in one over but to get 10 wickets (as a team) was the ultimate goal and we didn’t get them. I was in a very good rhythm. It was a slow pitch. I got most of it right. It was a good performance for me. But to get a win was more important. Obviously, we didn’t get that. But hopefully, we can come back in the final,” Nurse said.advertisementThe Barbados-born, however, acknowledged that the West Indies were short of runs on the board and need to get a par score to give its bowlers something to defend in the final on May 17.”I thought it was a 300 pitch and if we got to 280 also, we would have been fine. The wicket was as good as the game against Ireland. They have got the better of us in the last two games but that doesn’t mean anything (in the final). We turn up and get some more runs on the board first and foremost then the bowlers will have an easier job. We need to build some pressure in the field (as well). And we need to get into their middle-order. We haven’t done that,” he said.Also Read | Every team will have dedicated anti-corruption officer during 2019 ICC World CupFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Ashley NurseFollow west indiesFollow WindiesFollow ODI tri-seriesFollow 2019 ICC World Cup view more view less scorecard No data available!center_img Have been doing my role for West Indies, says Ashley NurseAshley Nurse said he has been just doing his role for West Indies in the ongoing one-day international tri-series but added that he wants to get more consistent ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup advertisement commentarylast_img