Saddened by his team’s below par performance against England, West Indian skipper Darren Sammy has said that the Windies have plenty to improve after suffering an embarrassing loss in all three formats of the game.
England crushed West Indies 2-0 in the Test series and continued their ruthless march to beat the visiting side in the One Day Internationals and the one-off Twenty20. It was certainly one of the terrible tours for West Indies, as they leave England with
a no success.
The Caribbean Kings are due to meet New Zealand in a Twenty20 match before their one-day and Test series in West Indies. Sammy made it clear that his side will have to improve in all three departments of the game in order to produce better results in future.
"We fly on Monday, we’ve got a game on Saturday against New Zealand in Florida and we don’t get a break until August 7. I think looking at the squad we have for the one-day and T20 series, on paper we had a really strong team, but you need to go out and
string together consistently good performances out there in the middle and that’s what England have done throughout the series and we haven’t," said Sammy.
He continued, "We have got to be consistently good in all three departments, batting, bowling and fielding. We are doing some good stuff but we are not doing it consistently for long enough. We have to string together performances that will get the team
Sunil Narine’s not-so-impressive performance was a huge setback for the Windies. The mystery spinner came to England after a splendid spell in the Indian Premier League, but failed to continue his good work.
On Narine, Sammy said, "To be fair to Sunil, the wickets he’s played on haven’t always helped him or suited his play. The more he plays out there on the international scene, there is more footage of you, so batsmen find ways to score off you. It happened
to [Sri Lanka’s Ajantha] Mendis, when he first came out, he was very difficult to pick but after a while people got used to him."
"But I know once Sunil gets the type of wickets that really suit him, he will be very difficult to play. [England’s off-spinner Graeme] Swann has not been so effective in this series and he has been playing here throughout his career. It is Sunil’s first
away tour, so he will learn from this experience."