HEADLINE: Head coach Simmons pleased as five batsmen average over 50 in Sri Lanka Tests

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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4/5/21, 10:22:19 AM 

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons believes a change of approach by his team’s batsmen is largely responsible for five of them averaging over 50 for the just-concluded series against Sri Lanka. Kraigg Brathwaite, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder and Rahkeem Cornwall hit that significant milestone during the series that ended in a stalemate between the two cricketing nations.

It was the first time since 2012, that West Indies batsmen have been able to achieve that feat and only the second time since 1995.

Brathwaite, who started off the series with scores of three and 23 in the first Test, finished strong with his ninth Test century, 126, and a second innings score of 85 that spiralled his average in the series to an excellent 59.25.

Kyle Mayers, perhaps the most consistent of the West Indies batsmen had scores of 49, 55, 45 and 52 for an overall average of 50.25.

“Everybody is looking to occupy the crease. People are working to bat for long periods and our depth goes deeper because Alzarri Joseph and Rahkeem Cornwall have shown within the last three series that they can bat and they can provide that 50-100-run partnerships that later down can take us to 350 to 400s,” said the West Indies head coach.

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link Onionman0 Joined: Mar 5, 2020
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4/5/21, 10:58:50 AM 
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Moron...An average of 30 in any series.... which helps team win is always more valuable than average of 50 or even 100.....a chance to leap over Sri Lanka gone ..... Simmons doesn't have any eligibility to coach test team....

link Trinidave Joined: Dec 1, 2002
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4/5/21, 11:00:42 AM 
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Bruh! You are swimming in oceans of ignorance.

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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4/5/21, 11:01:36 AM 
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Ediot ....

When was the last time we had such in any series

Its a change after two decades of failures , but its beyond Onions.

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