I think the guys are moving in the right direction in terms of where we started camp and where we are. We’re only a few days away from our first match in the Dominican, but this is a young group, ably led by Craig Brathwaite.
But I feel like some of the guys will be able to prove themselves in this series, it’s a tough confrontation, but I feel like this way we can get the most out of them.
The West Indies have included two left-handed batters, Kirk McKenzie and Alick Atanase, in their lineup for the upcoming series.
The 53-year-old great batter, who was head coach of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team during this year’s IPL, said these two youngsters have the right attitude and desire to learn and can make great strides in international cricket.
Great capable players, young players, and of course I wish they had more first-class experience, but looking at their style of play and attitude, I think they have what it takes to perform at the highest level, he said.
It may take some time, but obviously, as an international cricketer, if you enter that stage, no matter what age you enter, you have to learn very, very quickly. And I think they have that attitude, they’re willing to learn and (willing to) listen. The West Indies finished eighth with just four wins and seven losses in the last World Test Championship.
The Caribbean team failed to qualify for the upcoming 50-over World Cup in India.