West Indies bowlers should be in top form

West Indies fast bowler Best Tino bowls during the first day of a four-day training match at the 3Ws Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.
AP Photo/Chris Brandis
AP Photo/Chris Brandis

West Indies bowlers must be on top of their game as they face off against team Zimbabwe in the upcoming Test matches and also for the Champion’s Trophy later this year. First, the selectors have to select a challenging group of bowlers with strong appetites for taking wickets in order to bring forth victories. Top-ranking teams have been scoring too high off the West Indies bowling, particularly in Test cricket. Head coach Ottis Gibson must introduce strategies to have the West Indies bowlers do the job.

Tino Best Improving Gradually

Barbados and West Indies fast bowler Tino Best has been working on his control of the ball and trying to land it in the correct places. He has made significant advances in this direction and bowled very well r in Australia with pace and variation. It seems as if he is getting into the correct rhythm to be able to pick up wickets frequently.

Shannon Gabriel Showing Good Signs

Trinidad and Tobago fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has continuously shown his talents as a fast bowler, not only with speed, but also accuracy, with steady, tidy lengths. He also maintains an order of discipline with his bowling that should carry him straight into the Test matches. He goes for the long haul and has a good temperament. Gabriel is the type of bowler who is on a serious mission, not only to do good for himself but also for his team.

Batsmen Must Gather Centuries

West Indies batsmen must aim for huge scores to enable their team to create insurmountable targets for the opposition. Players must try to go on after reaching 40s and 50s. Too many players reach half centuries, then end up losing their wickets carelessly. It is hoped that the West Indies batsmen can overcome this shortcoming and score more runs.

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