Law sings same old song to batsmen
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
Head coach Stuart Law says West Indies' batting in the upcoming five-match one-day series against India will be critical to the series outcome and has urged his batsmen to show more enterprise and play to their potential.
The Windies batting struggled badly in the recent series against minnows Afghanistan and now faces a huge Test against the powerful Indians, who are already heavily favourites to win the June 23 to July 6 series.
"We've spoken long and hard. The batsmen know they have to start producing, there's no secret to that," Law told reporters here yesterday.
"Our bowlers have been doing a great job consistently so now it's time for the batsmen to stick their hands up and want to be out there, want to score runs against a pretty formidable opponent in India - one of the best teams in the world if not the best.
"It's a great challenge for our boys and I'm sure they are all looking forward to it."
West Indies are coming off a disappointing 1-1 draw in the three-match series against Afghanistan where they lost the first match by 63 runs, won the second by four wickets before the decisive third game was rained off without a ball bowled.