Pacer Taylor looking to restrict rivals
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC):
West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor says he is prepared to make the necessary adjustments in order making run-scoring more difficult for batsmen on the small Warner Park ground.
The venue has been the scene for several big totals since the first One-Day International was hosted there ten years ago, with Australia getting over 300 on four occasions. South Africa also amassed 353 during the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
And with the second leg of the Tri-Nations Series set for the ground over the next few days, speedster Taylor said it was important bowlers adjusted their lengths.
"One of the things you have to do is bowl hard into the pitch and make sure you don't float the ball up too much because in the 50-over matches here now, I don't think you will be able to restrict people from scoring as you would want to," said Taylor, the leader of the Windies pace attack.
"So one of things you have to concentrate on is making players score on one side of the wicket which you can limit how much they get through that side. But you have to bowl into the wicket and bowl straight."
Australia and South Africa clash in the fourth game of the series at Warner Park today in an encounter which is expected to be a high-scoring affair.
West Indies tackle the Aussies on Monday, seeking to make up for their loss to the World champions on the Guyana leg. Both South Africa and Australia have five points from their two games while West Indies have four.
The third and final leg of the series is scheduled for Barbados starting June 19.