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HEADLINE: Harper knocks Kensington Oval pitch 2021-08-02 13:02:58 

Chief selector Roger Harper has also taken aim at the quality of the Kensington Oval pitch for the recent one-day series against Australia, but also conceded West Indies’ batsmen had also failed to make the adjustments required. The former West Indies off-spinner said the pitch had produced too much variation for a limited overs game, and it left the home side’s batsmen with an enormous challenge with which they never really came to grips.

“Coming to Barbados in the ODIs – different format, longer format – I think the team generally found the pitches a little challenging and didn’t adapt as well as they should’ve from a batting perspective,” Harper explained.

“They never really came to terms with the pitch and were not able to produce the sort of collective batting performance that was required.

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Onionman0 2021-08-02 15:48:27 

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Harper talks about players not adapting....blames pandemic, pitches and players......what about team management.... tactics selection... should shed some light.....lost test series & t-20 to inexperienced and unsettled South Africa.... somehow scrapped in t-20 but lost badly in ODI against 2nd tier Aussie with makeshift Captain....till date poor performance against Pakistan in T-20..... Harper along with Simmons selects the squads....infact, they have created confusion and chaos among players by their selection policies....

googley 2021-08-02 20:59:23 

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Bunch of finger pointing going on....none of them have any clues

dayne 2021-08-03 00:19:47 

What the CWI should have insured was that the pitches were better prepared, instead of now blaming the players for not adjusting in public.

Domic 2021-08-03 08:04:51 

A poor tradesman usually will blames his tools