West Indies cop a actuality verify earlier than the World Cup

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In cricket, adjusting to international circumstances is essential for a crew.

Subsequently, many groups scheduled excursions in or round England to acclimatise to their unfamiliar environment simply earlier than the World Cup.

The West Indies and Bangladesh are at present enjoying a tri-series in Eire, whereas Pakistan is battling England on their house turf. Afghanistan additionally toured Scotland to play two ODIs, successful the brief collection 1-Zero.

The West Indies’ efficiency within the Eire tri-series is value analysing.

They don’t seem to be enjoying with their full World Cup squad on this collection, with gamers like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Shimron Hetmyer set to affix their team-mates within the UK shortly earlier than the match.

West Indies’ Chris Gayle raises his bat

Chris Gayle. (AP Picture/Rajanish Kakade)

Of their absence, Shai Hope, Roston Chase and Jason Holder took the accountability of main the batting line-up.

At present, Shai Hope is the main run-getter on this collection with 396 runs at a mean of 99 in 4 matches.

The West Indies have misplaced two video games towards Bangladesh in Eire, and though they’ve gained their two matches towards the hosts, a type of clashes might have simply gone the opposite approach.

A century by Sunil Ambris – who shouldn’t be a part of the World Cup squad – helped them to chase 328 runs efficiently.

Trying on the present performances, the concern for the West Indies is the shortage of wickets from their tempo bowlers. Keep in mind, the identical bowling unit can be bowling within the World Cup.

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The great factor for the Windies would be the addition of Russell and Oshane Thomas, which can give them extra choices when the match begins.

Additional, they are going to be enjoying one warm-up recreation towards South Africa on Might 26. Right here they may get to see the type of Gayle, Thomas and different gamers which are solely becoming a member of the squad on the final minute.

With solely two video games left earlier than the World Cup, the West Indies would need to rectify the present points – and they’ll need their spinners to maintain up their wonderful kind throughout the World Cup.

They’d additionally need Darren Bravo to attain some runs within the tri-series ultimate towards Bangladesh. This may present him and the crew with an enormous confidence increase.

For the West Indies, this tri-series is an effective actuality verify simply earlier than the mega occasion.


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