Estwick wants Windies improvement in all areas


September 23, 2016
@Normal:West Indies players (from left) Chadwick Walton, Jerome Taylor, Rovman Powell and Carlos Brathwaite during training at the ICC Academy in Dubai.


Bowling coach Roddy Estwick says West Indies are still not pleased with their execution in all departments and will be working to improve these areas in their Twenty20 International against Pakistan.

The Windies easily beat an Emirates Cricket Board XI by 22 runs in their only tour game on Tuesday, and Estwick said this outing had highlighted deficiencies that are needed to be corrected.

"[The game] was a good work out for us because it was the first time we've been out in the middle since we've been here, so we're happy with that," Estwick told reporters here.

"But there are areas to improve, and we're going to try and make sure that over the next few days, we try and utilise all the facilities and get it absolutely right."

their struggle

One area of concern would have been the Windies' batting. Over the first half of their innings, they struggled against the left-arm spin of Ahmed Raza and were meandering at 74 for four in the 11th over.

The Caribbean side were bailed out by the uncapped pair of Nicholas Pooran (47) and Rovman Powell (38) and eventually got up to 166 for seven.

But despite their struggle against Raza, Estwick said the Windies would target all-round improvement in their preparation and not just slow bowling.

"We need to improve in all areas, not just in the spin area. We need to adjust mentally and tactically as well," the Barbadian pointed out.

"We felt we were 30 or 40 runs short. There are areas we have to try and work on, there are areas we have to improve. It's just not focusing on the spin alone. We've got to focus on our all-round game and make sure we get it right."

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