Walsh wants to revive Windies Women team

West Indies Women coach, Courtney Walsh.
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Newly-elected West Indies Women coach, Courtney Walsh is looking to revive the flagging fortunes of the team.

He is hoping to install a new sense of self-belief in the beleaguered side, saying the idea is to also give them self-confidence that they have a job to do and perform.

West Indies Women has slumped dramatically in both the One-Day-Internationals and Twenty20s since capturing the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup and recently suffered their third consecutive whitewash when they went down 5-0 during the tour of England.

West Indies’ Deandra Dottin hits a four during a match against Sri Lankain the Women’s Cricket World Cup in Derby, Britain on July 9, 2017.       Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

In One-Day-Internationals (ODIs), the regional women finished seventh in the ICC Championship qualifier for the 2022 World Cup and will now have to go through a 10-team qualifying tournament next in order to clinch one of the three remaining spots at the showpiece.

Walsh said he wants to see the women cricketers smiling again. Once the players believe in themselves and they are enjoying the game that is the right path.

“You will have some bad patches and failures here and there but that consistency and that will be a pride to play for the West Indies is what I want to see more of,” he said.

Experienced all-rounder Deandra Dottin was the only player to impress in the England series, hitting two half centuries to top the scoring on either side.

Walsh said there is room for improvement in all aspects of the game.

“My idea and strategy is to re-focus, re-energize and to look at the talented players we have to work out how we can improve with the players to West Indies unlikely to face complete ‘bio-secure’ in New Zealand,” said Walsh.

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