Sacking of Simmons, Sammy hurting West Indies, says Waqar


Sharjah: The former captain and national coach of Pakistan Waqar Younis believes that sacking of West Indies head coach Phil Simmons and captain Darren Sammy has had a negative impact on the Caribbean side’s performance.

Waqar Younis, who clinched 373 wickets in 87 Tests, says the present performance of West Indies especially in the T20s was a reflection of Simmons sacking and the absence of inspiring captain Darren Sammy which left the team in a state of confusion.

Waqar predicted that if the Men from Caribbean are unable to get rid of their poor performance, they might have to face embarrassment in every game of the tour, which includes the upcoming 3 Tests also. Under the prevailing situation he foresees the series could end up in a 9-0.

The 44-year old Waqar Younis said somebody needs to guide the West Indies team, “I feel there are plenty of loopholes. The team doesn’t look like a unit as their coach was sacked before coming to this tour,”

“The new captain Carlos Brathwaite might be facing issues before making any decision as the previous captain Darren Sammy has already been sacked. These things are never good and easy when you are playing out of your country. All these factors have really affected the team and you could clearly see it’s reflection during the T20 series, their body language was completely out of tone.”

West Indies are the reigning T20 World champions, but failed to live up to their title showing poor performance in the UAE series against Pakistan.