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West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has a huge task ahead with getting the West Indies players prepared for their upcoming challenges.Much more work has to be done with the batsmen and their approach to top ranking bowlers in not so friendly batting pitches. Some of the West Indies players have shown confidence and bravery in displaying their talents but there are some technical areas where some players need help. Kieron Powell and Johnson Charles along with Kieron Pollard have shown their match-winning skills. In the event that the senior players perform as expected in batting and bowling, then the West Indies team is going to be number one, not only in Twenty20 but in the One-Day Internationals and Test cricket.
Speed, skills and movement are the advantages that are on the West Indies team in the Test cricket arena. West Indies fast bowlers are capable of destroying any top team in the world. Shannon Gabriel is quick and he carries appreciative bounce and movement. Kemar Roach is quick and experienced, Ravi Ram Paul is filled with movement, ackward bounce and he has the ability to deceive batsmen with the change of variety. With Gabriel, Ram Paul, Roach and the spinner Sunil Narine in any Test team, the West Indies bowling department should be fully equipped. Roach must not be pushed into too much limited overs; he should focus more on Test matches.
Jason Holder, Jino Best and Shannon Gabriel are capable of doing the job for the West Indies in any One-Day International or Twenty20. Holder and Best are pretty quick and with Gabriel’s movement and accuracy, along with Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine, the West Indies team has all of the bowlers it needs for any situation. Players such as Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell should not have to do any type of heavy bowling but concentrate fully on their batting. Players must know their role and the great significance of it in order for the team to win. Team work is essential but when bad decisions are made at the top it leaves the team in disarray.
Wicket Keeper Devon Thomas Getting Into Full Gear
The exposure that wicket keeper Devon Thomas received during the tour of Australia has helped him to develop confidence. The quick Australian wickets brought him up to the international level and he should be able to play in a relaxed mood. His approach during the series was very positive and he showed signs of maturity.
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