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Sir Viv: Windies too ‘one-dimensional’

sgtdjones 2019-06-20 13:02:38 

Sir Viv: Windies too ‘one-dimensional’

ST JOHN’S, An­tigua – Icon­ic for­mer cap­tain Sir Vi­vian Richards has crit­i­cised West In­dies’ “one di­men­sion­al” ap­proach to their World Cup cam­paign, and has slammed the lack of in­ten­si­ty shown in their de­feat to Bangladesh last Mon­day.

West In­dies went down by sev­en wick­ets to Bangladesh in Taunton to suf­fer their third de­feat in five match­es, and re­main on three points in sev­enth spot in the 10-team ta­ble. Their lone win came against Pak­istan in their open­er three weeks ago.

The Caribbean side copped crit­i­cism for their per­sis­tence with the tac­tic of short-pitched bowl­ing, which worked well against Pak­istan and Aus­tralia but back­fired against the Tigers who com­plet­ed their high­est-ever run chase of 322 to win with 51 balls re­main­ing.

“There didn’t seem to be any plan­ning where if this par­tic­u­lar plan isn’t go­ing to work then what about the plan B, plan C or what­ev­er the case is. We are too one di­men­sion­al,” Sir Viv, who nev­er lost a Test se­ries as cap­tain, told the Ob­serv­er here.

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