Trinidad and Tobago Red Force head coach Gus Logie says his side’s success in the Regional Super50 has silenced their detractors.
Red Force thrashed a star-studded Barbados Pride by 72 runs in Saturday’s final at Queen’s Park Oval, to repeat as champions following their conquest at the same venue last year.
However, they entered the tournament without several of their big name players, with Kieron Pollard, Dwayne and Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Lendl Simmons and Kevon Cooper all unavailable for a variety of reasons.
Boasting a relatively young side captained by Jason Mohammed, Red Force played unbeaten in the early stages to install themselves as favourites, and reached the final having dropped just one game.
Darren Bravo and Ramdin eventually returned from West Indies duty in Australia to strengthen the team in the latter stages.
Logie said the Red Force might have played a perfect finals game
In sharp contrast Barbados Pride coach Hendy Springer was bitter and biting about his team’s performance
TT coach Logie talked excitedly about the team effort
Barbados coach Hendy Springer summed up his team
Trinidad and Tobago had spin bowling options of Akeal Hosein, Imran Khan, Narsingh Deonarine, and 29-year-old new find Jon-Ross-Jagessar who found favour with the selectors’ on his approach to them,
Barbados coach Springer was still not happy about his team