On Monday, the West Indies Women’s cricket team successfully completed week three of their high-performance training camp at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in Antigua. The girls have been slogging hard to get back in shape, form, and rhythm.
One of their assistant coaches, Robert Samuels has been satisfied with what he has seen over the last three weeks. The former West Indies batsman and Jamaica captain has been working closely with Head Coach Courtney Walsh towards preparing the players for their next international assignments. West Indies last played England in September 2020 and since then have had no international cricketing action.
Samuels told CWI Media, “Well, for the last week we have been in the nets. The bowlers are being challenged so for me that means the batter have basically stepped up their game and the batters have been challenging the bowlers… it’s a good look. The girls are competitive and it is good to see. When there is a challenge all around, the batters are trying to hit the form and the bowlers are looking to find their rhythm. Next week, we might have a couple of practice games. Right now I don’t want to overdo the net sessions. At present, I am happy where the batters are and where the bowlers are. ”
Talking about the youngsters, the assistant coach added, “I am happy to see the youngsters. They are a good bunch of girls and are willing to fit in the gaps in the team. In terms of fitness, talent, and execution, they are doing very, very well. We have found some good youngsters and I hope they make it big in the future.”
The camp has been useful for both the senior as well as the junior players as they got the opportunity to play together after a long break. Among them, West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor and all-rounder Deandra Dottin will make the most of this camp as they will be playing in the much-awaited competition of the year “The Hundred”. Taylor will represent Southern Brave, while Dottin will play for London Spirit.
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