Holding must be considered for Windies coach

West Indies’ Darren Sammy hits a six off India’s Umesh Yadav during their Tri-Nation Series cricket match in Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday, June 30, 2013.
AP Photo/Andres Leighton

Former West Indies fast bowler Michael holding is more than qualify to be West Indies head coach if he should be interested in the job. It is more than necessary to have some change of tactics and a new implementation of renewed strategies for the wear indies cricket team to overcome their short comings. Holding will bring confidence, experience and comprehensive cricket knowledge to the team. His wealth of experience internationally will be an asset to the players. The West Indies team has been losing too many close games that it should have won. Since the West Indies won the Twenty20 ICC World Cup, the team has achieved anything significantly.

WEST INDIES 50-OVER ODI PREPARATION IS POOR

West Indies 50-over format has to be revised in order for any legitimate progress to be made. Some reshuffling of the batting order is needed and the focus should be a minimum of two vital partnerships. Chris Gayle has not been in the best of form but he should remain in the opening position. Johnson Charles, the aggressive opener, must be placed at number four ahead of Marlon Samuels at five.

STRENGTHEN THE MIDDLE ORDER BATTING

West Indies plan should be a strong middle order batting line up which should be the nucleus of the West Indies batting. Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy at eight should be enough strength for any position. West Indies batsmen must perform much more credible. The talents and experience are all combined within the team. Why must the West Indies play at home and lose to Pakistan in both the 50-over ODI and Twenty20?

RAVI RAMPAUL’S INJURIES

West Indies fast bowler Ravi RamPaul has been on the injury list constantly and that has caused some effect on the team because RamPaul is well known as a wicket-taker and an excellent team member. Tino Best, the pacer from Barbados, came into the team and he has improved with his bowling quite well. West Indies bowlers have been doing very well but their batting need to be improved.

LIMACOL TWENTY20 TOURNAMENT IN ACTION

The Limacol Caribbean Premier League 2013 Twenty20 Tournament, which began on July 30 ends Aug. 24. Six teams are participating and the final will be played at the Queens Park Oval in Trinidad with a prize of $250,000 to the winning team. The most valuable player for each match gets $1,000 while the batsman who hits the most sixes in each match gets $500.

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