Windies Women all-rounder Matthews on the hunt for consistency - relishes new role

By Sports Desk November 14, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Indies batsman Haley Matthews has targeted putting together a string of consistent performances, with the ICC Women’s World Cup qualifiers just on the horizon.

Matthews has had a strong showing in the recently concluded tour of Pakistan, scoring 132 runs in three games, with an average of 44.  In addition to that, however, she also made a healthy contribution with the ball after snaring seven wickets.

The 24-year-old has, however, managed to put together standout performances before.  Her career-best score of 117, in 2018, was for instance followed by scores of 17, 17, 6, 26, and 16 in subsequent One Day Internationals, before improving again to make 49 and 100 not out.

On the back of her recent performances in Pakistan, the player is hoping to maintain her current run of consistency heading into the World Cup qualifiers and beyond.

“I think for me it’s going to come down to consistency.  I feel like for a lot of tours I have one big score or two big scores and then I’m probably dry for the rest of the season,” Matthews told SportsMax.Tv’s InCaseYouMissedIT.

“Here in Pakistan and moving into Zimbabwe my key focus is going to be putting down good performances more consistently.  I don’t want these games to be just the entire series, I want it to be the start of something really big for me.  Hopefully, I can take this form into the World Cup qualifiers as well.”

The player has been enjoying a new position in the team’s batting line-up, coming in at the 5th in the middle order as opposed to her traditional position of opener.  She, however, remains unsure as to whether the change will be a permanent or temporary one but insists she remains ready to assist the team in any capacity.

“It’s a good role change I’m not exactly sure how long I’ll be playing this role for but at the same time I’m just trying to do as much as I can for the team as possible and if me batting at five is what the team needs from me right now…then it’s exactly what I’ll do.”

 

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