Richie Richardson calls on struggling Windies to `give a bit more`

Melbourne: West Indies team manager Richie Richardson has admitted that his side can perform ‘a bit more’ at times, but insisted that the Caribbean side are generally giving their best.

West Indies received widespread criticism on their body language, with veteran batsman Marlon Samuels largely looking disinterested on the field during their humiliating innings and 212-run defeat against Australia in the opening Test in Hobart.

Reflecting his views on the team’s casual demeanor, Richardson insisted that his players were extremely lively and upbeat, adding that they were working hard to turn things around for themselves, reported.

The former West Indies skipper, however, admitted that his side were going through difficult times and, therefore, called on them to display a concerted effort.

The tourists, which are currently trailing 0-1 in the three-match Test series, were bundled out for 271 in reply to Australia’s first innings score of 551-3 on the third day of the second Test.

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