HEADLINE: Harper wants more from batsmen on New Zealand tour

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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10/16/20, 10:15:21 AM 

Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief of selectors, Roger Harper, expects the team’s batting to once again be placed under the microscope when its tour of New Zealand begins next month.

The team’s batsmen faced plenty of criticism in a 2-1 loss to England, earlier this year, and a quick look at the recent batting statistics suggests they may well deserve it.  For the series, the team averaged close to 27.86 and it was one of the best batting performances in a series in recent years.

  “New Zealand are very competitive, in their own backyard especially.  They play very well as a team.  They plan well and they execute well. We have to be at the top of our game,” Harper told the Mason and Guest radio show.

“Again, a lot of questions will be asked of our batting and that’s the department that needs to step up for us in order for us to have a real chance of getting a positive result in the series,” he added.

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link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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10/16/20, 10:22:21 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Well if he want better performances, he should be trying to persuade Darren Bravo to go on the tour along with giving Pooran a chance at Test cricket.

link Onionman0 Joined: Mar 6, 2020
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10/16/20, 11:53:02 AM 
Coaching camp for players specially batters....under capable batting coach.....

link Fivestar Joined: Aug 30, 2003
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10/16/20, 12:34:45 PM 
In reply to Onionman0
I agree, we have too many batsmen who don't move their feet which is a recipe for disaster in New Zealand where the ball wobbles in the air and darts off the pitch.

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