Dubai: West Indies interim coach Richard Pybus feels that the team are on the right track for the upcoming 2019 cricket World Cup and that they hold the ability to beat any side on their day.
“I know the right West Indies combination with a fully focused side can beat anyone on their day. I wasn’t at the World Cup qualifiers but, with the group of guys we have now, we feel confident we could take down anyone on [our] day”, ICC quoted Richard, as saying.
While talking about the areas of improvement for the Caribbean side, the coach said that they need to work on their player combination and making their team members comfortable with each other. “Just really getting the guys playing combinations well. Getting used to each other. Some of the lads haven’t played a great deal of cricket together. So getting this squad comfortable with each other”, he said.
“We’ve got some guys like Shai [Hope], Johnny [John Campbell] coming in … Nicholas Pooran … they just haven’t played collectively as a team. That’s really important, so clarity around roles and supporting the guys in terms of them being able to deliver their skills”, he added. West Indies are currently playing a five-match series against England. They lost the first ODI but bounced back successfully in the second match. The third match between the two side was abandoned due to rain.