Lara and Sarwan to help WI batsmen
In what comes as a massive boost to West Indies and its fans, the legendary Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan will work with West Indies batsmen ahead of the first of the two-Test matches against India.
Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan who have played a significant part in West Indies cricket history played against India during their stint and their experience and much-needed assistance will come in handy for the WI batsmen.
They both will be a part of the pre-series camp which is to be held in Antigua ahead of the first Test match against India and the duo will share their in-depth knowledge, experience and proficiency with the 13-member squad.
The T20I and ODI series are over now and both the formats went in favour of India as the visitors managed to clean sweep the hosts in T20Is and won 2-0 in the ODI series with the first match washed out due to rain.
Now the action moves towards the Test series as West Indies and India will play two Tests from August 22 to 26 at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in North Sound, Antigua; and from August 30 to September 3 at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.
Jimmy Adams who is Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) Director of Cricket, was indeed grateful to Lara and Sarwan for coming on board and sharing their quality time to interact with the young batsmen as they get prepared for the series, which sparks the start of the new ICC World Test Championship for both teams.
“We have some good young batsmen in the team who we believe will form the future of West Indies cricket. We saw some very good signs of development earlier this year in the Test matches when we played so very well to beat England and we want to see them grow and become outstanding players for the West Indies,” Adams said in a statement issued by Windies.
“We have taken the step to have Brian and ‘Ronnie’ work with these players, who have demonstrated a will to learn and succeed. We know they still have the passion and love for West Indies cricket and are eager to assist and share their information with the present generation.”