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Butcher: Windies bowling strategy flawed

sgtdjones 2019-06-20 13:04:26 

Butcher: Windies bowling strategy flawed

For­mer Bar­ba­dos-born Eng­land bats­man Roland Butch­er says that the West In­dies’ bowl­ing plan is flawed in many as­pects and must be done away with im­me­di­ate­ly if they are to re­vive their 2019 ICC World Cup hopes.

Af­ter two good per­for­mances in their open­ing match­es against Pak­istan and Aus­tralia at Not­ting­ham, the West In­dies bowlers have been roughed up in their most re­cent ex­ploits against Eng­land and Bangladesh.

In the first game against Pak­istan, they bumped them out for 105 and in the sec­ond match they had Aus­tralia reel­ing on 79 for five be­fore the Aussies re­cov­ered to get 282. The West In­dies de­feat­ed Pak­istan but lost to Aus­tralia by 15 runs. How­ev­er, against Eng­land and Bangladesh they were bat­tered to all parts of the ground by the op­pos­ing bats­men and lost by eight and sev­en wick­ets re­spec­tive­ly.

Speak­ing to Guardian Me­dia, Butch­er, the first West In­di­an to play for Eng­land, said: "The bowl­ing is very poor at the mo­ment and it is not as if these guys are not tal­ent­ed. They are go­ing out there with the wrong mes­sage and are try­ing to ex­e­cute a plan that is flawed in these con­di­tions.
But Butch­er is not the on­ly per­son who has ad­dressed this is­sue. For­mer West In­dies bowl­ing greats Joel Gar­ner and Andy Roberts al­so crit­i­cised the bowl­ing tac­tics fol­low­ing the Bangladesh match.

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