West Indies must try to secure win inside four days: Lara
LONDON (UK) – Batting legend Brian Lara said West Indies’ best chance of winning against England is to march ahead to an early lead and secure the victory within five days.
All-rounder Jason Holder has been part of the tourists’ noteworthy bowling attack, however, questions loom about their batting ahead of the series opener beginning in Southampton later on Wednesday.
The former West Indies captain told BBC Sport said, “They have to be able to pounce immediately.”
“England are not beaten very easily at home and are overwhelming favourites.
“They have to hit the road running and stamp their authority on England.
“I don’t think they can last five days, so they have to take these games in four days. They have to establish a lead and keep it.”
The three-test series, to be played in a bio-secure environment sans spectators, marks the resuming of international cricket after the coronavirus shutdown.
Lara, whose 400 not out against England remains test cricket’s highest individual score, said, “It’s going to be a series that’s watched all around the world and everybody is hoping to see a competitive series.”
“It would mean a lot to all West Indians if they could win. If they play good cricket on the first day of the test series, show they have the mettle to perform against England, that’s the key.”
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