HEADLINE: Batting coach says Windies ready to start afresh

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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5/9/17 6:25:59 AM 

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – Batting coach Toby Radford believes the emphatic second Test victory over Pakistan has provided a huge confidence-booster for West Indies, but says the Caribbean side must be prepared to start from scratch if they are to win the decisive third Test starting here tomorrow.
The Windies lost the opening Test in Sabina Park last month by seven wickets but bounced back superbly last week to trounce the visitors by 106 runs on the final day at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Radford stressed that while the performance had been outstanding, it was important the Windies put it behind them and focus on the new challenge at Windsor Park.
“Confidence has got to be very high. We’ve beaten them last week (and) it’s only a couple of months ago that we beat Pakistan in a Test match in Sharjah so the last few Tests we’ve played we’ve beaten them a couple of times,” he told reporters here before rain cut short a training session.

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link Ewart Joined: Mar 5, 2005
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5/9/17 10:32:44 AM 
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So... we have a batting coach. Great!

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But, but... it is our bowling that won the match...

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link Mr-Anguilla Joined: Oct 20, 2003
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5/9/17 10:54:52 AM 
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If you get 2 to 1 bowlers can't win us the game. It was a joint effort.

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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5/9/17 11:14:14 AM 
In reply to Mr-Anguilla... simple.

link jacksprat Joined: Dec 18, 2002
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5/9/17 2:40:52 PM 
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Actually, the bowlers have been doing their jobs, including bowling out the opposition in 3 out of 4 innings, so far. They have taken 33 out of possible 40 wickets, so far

It is the batting that has been failing with players who were selected primarily for their bowling, Bishoo & Holder, propping it up to help to post half decent scores.

The batting is yet to score 300 runs, with the top order- Brathwaite, Hetymyer, Hope & Singh - dismally failing throughout the series, with single half century from that quartet. At least Powell has mostly got good starts without really carrying on.

link Runs Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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5/9/17 3:07:23 PM 
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link methodic Joined: Jan 18, 2010
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5/9/17 9:07:57 PM 
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They scored 312 in the 1st innings of the llast match

link jacksprat Joined: Dec 18, 2002
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5/10/17 11:18:10 AM 
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I stand corrected. Thanks

The larger point remains : the batting has largely failed so far

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