What bigger motivation can one ask when one of the best of the game sits by your side. What greater inspiration can you seek when your moves are tracked by one of the fiercest personalities to have ever played the game of cricket. These lines stand true for Windies women.
In a heartening update from the Caribbean Islands, we are learning that all-time great Courtney Walsh has been appointed as the head coach for Windies Women’s Cricket Team. Walsh has been associated with women’s cricket in the past with shorter contracts and the latest announcement highlights that he will lead the side as head coach for a healthy period ending with late 2022.
It is remarkable to note that West Indies women would be taking part in two vital global tournaments during this time period. They would be heading to New Zealand for the one-day World Cup and then the shortest format of the game will have its World Cup as well. While any cricket fan will need no introduction to the name of Walsh, one needs to note that he has been active in cricket coaching in the recent past.
His previous assignments include Bangladesh and Windies women as well. Walsh has been one of the best cricketing figures to have donned the Windies Jersey. He was indeed an integral part of the glorious run that men in maroon had. It will be expected from him, as the head coach and main supervisor, to impart his ruthlessness to the side. It is not to say that his cricketing knowledge will be essential learning for the women too.
Windies have returned from a series loss at the hand of the English side and there will not be any better for them, as a side, to regroup and gather themselves for the challenges ahead. They have to take part in two world cups under Walsh and his killer instinct will serve the Windies well.
The team is full of potential needs a great figure to guide them for the tasks. Players will have to train themselves mentally and physically. A pacer who would fight the odds to smash helmets would be the right choice. However, one must not throw too many expectations on the Windies side as transitions will not come in a day, and reaching the mountain top takes seasons.
A student who enjoys studying cricket more than anything else, keen to learn the insights of the women’s game.