Brian Lara wishes consistency from West Indies
Brian Lara, the West Indies brilliant, stated the primary venture for Jason Holder’s men at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 changed into to get to the knock-out degree – and then they’d the fit-winners “to overcome any group”.
Lara, who retired with 10,405 runs from 299 one-day internationals, said the group’s essential problem was lack of consistency.
“The West Indies have fit-winners, but that’s not enough to play in English situations and win the World Cup. We need a team that is steady,” he stated on Thursday, four April, throughout a characteristic in Mumbai.
“[But] once they’re in the knock-out, they can beat any crew, we’ve got seen that in the beyond.”
The West Indies, -time winners of the World Cup, had to undergo a qualifying match to seal their area within the 10-team event in England and Wales, starting 30 May. They are placed 9th on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings, but inside the latest series at domestic, ran England, the top-ranked facet, near draw the 5-suit ODI collection 2-2.
They caused England collapses, even as additionally breaking statistics with their batting, led by way of the indomitable Chris Gayle. It marked a welcome turnaround for the group after losses to Bangladesh (home and away) and India (away).
On their excursion of India in October-November, the hosts had taken the five-match ODI series 3-1, with one match tied. They also received the Tests 2-0 and swept the three Twenty20 Internationals. Lara, though, felt things is probably plenty nearer when India tour the Caribbean and america later this 12 months for 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is.
“The crew has shown sufficient development from what they performed in India closing October. What we are seeking to be is be a robust team at home,” he said. “India may also have to worry when they arrive at the West Indies in July-August because we have a crew that is aware of the conditions.”
WELLINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) – New Zealand educates Gary Stead named the following 15-guy squad on Wednesday for the May 30-July 14 World Cup in England and Wales.
Squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.