WI coach Estwick confident ahead of England tour


Karachi: West Indies assistant coach Roddy Estwick is confident that his team will be ready enough to give a tough time to England on their upcoming first-ever ‘bio-secure’ tour. 

West Indies’ squad comprised of 25 players will depart for England today and will spend 14 days in quarantine before getting into training. They are scheduled to play three-match Test series starting from July 8.

Talking about the tour via a press release, Estwick said that their team is quite balanced and experienced from the last time when they met in England at home in a Test series.

“Three years ago in 2017, it was a very, very young unit. Now we’ve got seasoned Test players, we’ve got players with 50 Test matches so I think once we can hit the ground running and get the preparation in, get some match practice under our belts we can be a lot better,” he said.

Estwick also showed a belief in talented youngsters who can be lethal for the Maroon army against the home team.

“We’ve got youngsters coming through. We’ve got Rahkeem Cornwall who could be a big threat in England especially if the weather stays the way it is. We’ve got Chemar Holder who just had an outstanding first-class season and we’ve got Alzarri Joseph who’s improving all the time,” he added.

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