West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Shai Hope is all set to play his 50th ODI when the team takes on Ireland and the player has said that it is a huge honour to represent his country in the international game.
Hope has become one of the most reliable players for the team in recent times. The player was seen joking that if the team requires him to bowl he would love to do it.
"I'm a batter and I always wanted to bat growing up, spending time at the wicket and scoring runs was always something I looked forward to. So any opportunity I get to represent my country and my region I look to do it to the best of my ability," he added.
Hope believes that the upcoming tri-nation series against Ireland and Bangladesh will serve as proper preparation for the upcoming Cricket World Cup and he hopes that the team will be in good stead ahead of the major cricketing tournament.
"There's a lot to look forward to in this series. It's preparation for the upcoming World Cup, so you need to take each game at a time, make sure we cover the basics well, make sure we hit out straps early and get used to the conditions. Make sure we're in good stead for the next few games and the World Cup," he said.
"We go out there to represent the region well, and every time we step across the line, we know we got a chance to beat anyone. So it doesn't matter what the opposition is on that particular day, make sure of what we can do and do it to the best of our abilities and rest will take care of itself," Hope added.
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