The West Indies team is new. So now that the team’s head coach Phil Simmons doesn’t know many people well! The batting order of the team is also unknown to the head coach.
The Caribbeans are now in a three-day compulsory quarantine. After three days, visitors will be able to practice in a limited range.
The West Indies team came to Bangladesh through the airport of England. Due to the new corona, the government made 14-day quarantine mandatory for passengers coming to England.
BCB appeals for quarantine relaxation for Caribbeans. That permission has been given by the government.
Simmons is looking forward to team practice. Simmons relies on net sessions to decide who will play where. The cricketers are so ignorant of the coach that they will decide the team based on who does what in the net.
The teams will be sorted based on whats I see in practice nine times out of ten,” he holds a news conference yesterday. There are captains in the middle order or late middle order. We want to balance the team around him. Depending on how we are doing in practice. We will also see who is in what condition here. ‘
The West Indies ODI team seems to be weaker on paper than in Tests. About seven cricketers are likely to make their debuts in the three-match ODI series.
Where Bangladesh will play with veterans like Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mostafizur Rahman, the West Indies should be considered very fragile.
Coach Simmons, however, dreams of defeating Bangladesh’s experience with two qualities: “Experience is important, but in some cases, the appetite and hunger for victory overcome the experience.”
However, the coach who won the T20 World Cup against the West Indies also accepts reality. Bangladesh’s record at home is scary for any team.
From there, there is enough reason to respect Bangladesh, ‘Bangladesh is a clear favorite. Because they play well at home. We can’t disagree on that. “
Simmons sees the series as a platform for young people to perform. Because of Corona, any team is already touring with a huge contingent of cricketers. The West Indies toured England with 25 cricketers last July.
From there, two new cricketers came out unexpectedly. He also made his debut against New Zealand at the end of the year.
Simmons sees the series as an opportunity for the youngsters as there are no experienced cricketers in the Bangladesh tour for fear of Corona. This opportunity is yours alone.