Samoans here to learn

Action from the ICC Men's T20 EAP Qualifier A game between Samoa and PNG. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Samoa cricket team believes it’s a learning process for them competing in the 2020 ICC World T20 Qualifier The side lost its third game yesterday.

The Samoans lost to PNG at Albert Park in Suva yesterday.

Samoa head coach Timothy Carter said they had talented and capable players in their team and would continue to learn as much as they could.

“We have some inexperienced and young players in our team but it does not stop us from learning the game of cricket,” Carter said.

“For this tournament almost half of the players are new to the team compared with last year when we played in Mount Bangalore, Australia.

“Our game today (yesterday) against PNG was fantastic and shows what we are capable of as some of our young boys played to the way we expected.

“Our batsmen performed really well which shows that we can compete with best teams in setting up a target like what we did today in the field.

“Certainly there were some drop catches in the field which does not help.”

Carter added they were working on the team consistency and to increase their performance when they play their next game against Fiji.

“I don’t think we played our best cricket in the past games but we are trying to work on our accuracy and be consistent in the next game.”

The team will play Fiji today at 1:30pm.

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