Chase lauds professional Law

July 11, 2017
West Indies batsman Roston Chase plays a shot while wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed looks on during the recent Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup second Test against Pakistan at Kensington Oval, Barbados, earlier this month.

West Indies Cricketer of the Year Roston Chase has said he is a big admirer of the professionalism, that West Indies-born Australian coach Stuart Law brings to the game and hopes to continue improving his craft under his leadership.

Law was appointed head coach of the West Indies in February, replacing Phil Simmons.

"I think he is very professional and lets you do your basic stuff, get into your own routine, and is not so strict," said Barbadian Chase.

"I like his approach towards the guys and he is very jovial, but most of all, I like his serious approach towards the game," Chase said.

Chase, who recently made the transition to international cricket, was named Player of the Year on Friday night at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.

The award was one of four for Chase, who was also named Test Cricketer of the Year, First-Class Four-Day Cricketer of the Year, and Emerging Player of the Year.

In first-class cricket, he has featured in 49 matches, scoring 2,773 runs at an average of 43.32 with five hundreds and 16 half centuries. His 80 wickets at the first-class level has come at a very good average of 28.55.

Chase added that he knew that he would have won the First-Class Four-Day Cricketer of the Year award, but wasn't expecting the others.

"To be honest, I was mainly expecting the Cricketer of the Year award because I had a really outstanding season, so I wasn't too sure about the others," he said.

The 25-year-old all-rounder made his Test debut in July 2016 and has three hundreds and three 50s in 10 Tests at an average of 48.53.

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