“should prompt changes in the coaching staff ” – former Red Force chairman of selectors

The West Indies batsmen failed to bat 50 overs in any of the matches in the tournament. Despite winning the first match, they were all out for 269 in 48.5 overs in the match. In the second and third ODIs, they scored 229 and 212 runs respectively.

Meanwhile, a former Trinidad and Tobago Red Force chairman of selectors said changes in the training staff were needed to overcome this failure. according to Tony Gray, batting coach Monty Desai must take responsibility.

“You have to fire the batting coach because he has not been doing a good job at all,” Gray told the trinidad Express. “What we have seen is some batsmen coming into the game and they are depreciating in talent and confidence. They are developing poor habits.”

“The were not perfect in coming into the team but you’ve seen people like Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Pooran is struggling with technical issues that have not been rectified and the game awareness skills are not there with our batsmen.”

Gray added: “The deficiencies in our batsmen are too many  mental problems, confidence problems. The batting has not improved, it’s gotten worse. So if we are hiring people to make things better and they have gotten worse, then you have to remove them.”

Asked whether head coach Phil Simmons should also bear responsibility for the poor results, Gray added: “If we lose to Ireland, we have to look at the coaching staff and then we have to assess and review the head coach and the other coaches as well.”



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