Brain, not brawn - Law tells Windies

April 05, 2017

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):

West Indies head coach Stuart Law says the regional side will have to raise their game and play "smarter" cricket if they are to get the better of Pakistan in the three-match one-day series starting here on Friday.

The hosts are coming off an emphatic 3-1 loss to Pakistan in the preceding four-match Twenty20 International series, and find themselves under pressure ahead of the one-day rubber.

 

Brute force

 

Law said it was important that West Indies did not attempt to simply use "brute force" in the upcoming rubber, especially bearing in mind the venue.

"Form is one thing but determination and the way these boys go about their cricket, we understand now it's not going to be easy," the Australian said here.

"Pakistan are a quality unit so we're going to have to train hard, put our thinking caps on and play smarter rather than use brute force.

"The conditions here may not suit the brute force style of play, but once we have a look at the centre wicket, we can then go about accordingly - training accordingly, working out strategies and going forward that way."

West Indies have made two changes to the 13-man squad that suffered a 3-0 whitewash to England last month, bringing in Chadwick Walton and Miguel Cummins for Carlos Brathwaite and Kraigg Brathwaite.

Carlos Brathwaite, the hero of last year's T20 World Cup in India, was dropped for poor form, while opener Kraigg Brathwaite was replaced because of his inability to score quickly at the top of the order.

Law said he expected the new additions to the squad to display their skills throughout the series.

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