Concerns over Test captain

Captain Darren Sammy.
AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe
AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe

West Indies cricket selectors seem to be coming under increasing pressure to review the role of Test captain Darren Sammy following the team’s humiliating innings defeat to India in the recently concluded two-match Test series.

For the third time in recent days a former West Indies captain is calling for selectors to consider Sammy’s future in the team.

Clive Lloyd has conceded that Sammy has been a unifying force in the Windies setup but now believes that his role in the team has now become an unsettled issue.

“Sammy as a captain has brought the guys together. They are definitely looking a better bunch under his leadership,” said Lloyd who led the most dominating Test team of all times in mid-1970s and 80s.

“But now, I think people are taking a look at the balance of the side,” Lloyd added.

The West Indies captain made a total of 25 runs in the four innings and went wicket less, forcing questions to be asked of his role as an all-rounder in the team.

“I believe that when a team is losing, the captain is the first person to be blamed,” Lloyd said.

“However, having said that, he (Sammy) needs to take a look at himself, put his hand up and the selectors need to take a decision on his future.”

Lloyd’s comments on the current West Indies captain come on the heels of similar concerns raised by former Trinidad and Tobago player Bryan Davis who has suggested a change in the captaincy of the regional side and former pacer Michael Holding who thinks Sammy should not be included in the Test team.

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