Miller also had high praises for the Scorpions’ coaching staff for their outstanding performance in helping to prepare players for the tournament. “I must credit the whole coaching staff home and away – the assistant coach and the head coach Robert (Samuels) – because they have been doing a fantastic good behind the scenes in helping the batters to get the best out of them,” he said. The Scorpions’ score of 434 in the semi-final against dethroned champions Trinidad and Tobago is the highest score in regional Super50 tournament. Miller noted that the Scorpions’ batting performance in the tournament was one of the best he has seen in many years. “We had some games when we really batted well and the semi final was the top of three and so well done to the team and I am super proud for everyone who did well and hopefully we can improve from here,” Miller said. HIGH PRAISES Jamaica Scorpions Captain Nikita Miller said despite their defeat to Barbados Pride in the final of the Regional Super50 tournament, he is proud of the team’s performance. The Scorpions, who had six players making their debuts in the competition, which was hosted jointly by Barbados and Antigua, went down by 52 runs to Pride in Saturday’s final. However, despite the defeat, Miller said he was delighted with the way the team fought throughout the tournament. “I am disappointed with the outcome of the game (final), but I am not disappointed with the way my team showed fight and the way they equipped themselves throughout the tournament,” said Miller. “With a team with six debutants, six players who just started playing for Jamaica, its a plus for us and I believe that credit should go to this team for the way they showed fight throughout the tournament after going down in the first game,” Miller said. He added that the future of the Jamaica’s cricket is in good hands and with right guidance and proper training, these players can become top players in the region. “We have some good young players who are coming into their own now and making the most of their abilities, and I believe that all goes well for us going forward, but we just need a little bit more work to get their talent to the next level,” Miller said.
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