Benn enjoying his Windies resurgence

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West Indies spinner Suleiman Benn has enjoyed a successful return to the Test side after a four-year absence, and his efforts against Bangladesh at Arnos Vale this week highlighted his improvement.

West Indies spinner Suleiman Benn has enjoyed a successful return to the Test side after a four-year absence, and his efforts against Bangladesh at Arnos Vale this week highlighted his improvement.

Benn was in the side in place of premier spinner Sunil Narine, who opted to play in the Champions League T20 instead, and Benn took full advantage. He took seven wickets, including a first innings five-fer, as the Windies won by 10 wickets.

Prior to this series, Benn made his return in June against New Zealand, after a four year break. His most recent Test before that was in later 2010 against Sri Lanka. In the three Tests against the Kiwis, he took 14 wickets.

Benn said: "I am enjoying my bowling and when I first got back in against New Zealand, I did not bowl too well. As that series progressed I got better and better and at this moment I am finding my way nicely.

"The pitch was slow and the difference between the Bangladesh bowlers and myself was that they bowled too slow. I normally bowl quick for a spinner, so was able to put some pace on the ball and this added to the problems for their batsmen.

"My job is to take wickets and I am going to just continue keeping it basic and hopefully the wickets will continue to some. We want to win this series and even if the wickets don't fall at my end, once I can keep up the pressure and they fall at the other end, I am happy as well."

The second Test between the Tigers and the Windies takes place in St Lucia, starting on Saturday.

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