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Samuels eyes big scores vs B'desh
Tuesday 11 October 2011

West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels is hoping to make a telling impact with the bat during their tour to Bangladesh.

Samuels, who only returned to international cricket this year following a two-year ban for inappropriate ties with an Indian bookmaker, hit 102 not out off 56 balls to fire the tourists to a 75-run win over a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI.

"I played really well and that has really given me the confidence. I hit the ball nicely and I was able to find the gaps, so for me that was quite satisfying," he said.

"I played some good shots but I also batted smartly and that was the key. We have the big one-day matches and then the Tests. I feel ready to take on the Bangladesh bowlers."

The talented 30-year-old said he was enjoying his return to the game and would improve with more cricket under his belt.

"I have a very good coach back in Jamaica who used to tell me that once you have a good technique, you don't need to worry about the format of cricket as it (technique) will pull you through. I love batting in Test cricket, but I also enjoy the other formats of the game as well," he said.

"There were ups and downs, but now I am trying to put them behind and move forward. I have been given the opportunity to play consistently for the team, which I always wanted, and you will see the best of me." he concluded.

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