West Indies players must improve quickly!

West Indies’ batsman Dwayne Bravo plays a shot during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup warm up match against Sri Lanka in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

West Indies cricket is in dire need of a boost. Players must adopt a more serious approach to the game, . Apart from the efforts the West Indies Cricket Board and the selectors are making to improve their performance, players must be cognizant of their responsibility to perform at their best. Some players are very talented, yet fail to perform with the consistency required to give West Indies team e needed victories during the big tournaments.

Players such as Dwayne Smith, Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels should be comntributing more to the West Indies’ effort to retain the Twenty20 International Cricket crown. Smith has been in the West Indies squad long enough to know what his role should be as an opening batsman. There should be no excuses for his lackluster performance.

Dwayne bravo and Lendl Simmons have vital roles to play

Middle-order batsmen Dwayne Bravo and Lendl Simmons are the main architects for solidifying West Indies’ efforts in the event of an early batting-order collapse. They are two of the more-experienced players on the international cricket stage with a wealth of knowledge and in good condition. All players need to step up their game in order to boost the efforts of the West Indies team.

Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree have been recognized internationally; now more bowlers are needed to step forward and perform in an outstanding manner as well. The injury to fast bowler Kemar Roach is hurting the team, thus putting more pressure on the spinners. Until and after Roach recovers, West Indies should have in place a well-equipped bowling entourage in place..

Why is Chris Gayle not bowling?

Former West Indies Test captain and opening batsman Chris Gayle is a spinner with the ability to take wickets and sometimes keeps batsmen from making many runs.

Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy have not given the ball to Gayle in the One-Day Internationals nor Tests. When the regular bowlers need a deserve rest, it is normal to go to a player who can thrown his arm around.

Australia, under the captaincy of Michael Clarke, used opening batsman David Warner for a few overs against South Africa. Using bowlers for short spells show that they can be very effective in Test cricket. Mitchell Johnson was very successful in South Africa, bowling at an average of 140 mph in that series.

West Indies Test Captain Darren Sammy lacks the expertise and the skills to lead the Test squad. West Indies selectors ought to pick a new Test captain and start all over again. Denesh Ramdin should be appointed as the West Indies new Test captain. Many West Indies cricketers seem to have a lack of understanding of how to approach One-Day International cricket, which is different from the Twenty20 game. The approach to the ODI format has to be different. West Indies are no longer doing well in the ODI arena for this simple reason.

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