After conceding 649 races in the first Test against India in Rajkot, the West Indies fell to 94 for 6. How did everything go so wrong? Well, your bowling coach Corey Collymore has a theory.
"We let the game slip away yesterday, giving them a fantastic start," he said. "Except in the interim period, we did not exert enough pressure nor did we maintain it at any given time."
"We started very short and broad with Mr. Shaw on his debut. I know he's a good player, I saw him in the U-19s and we played him in the practice game, but for me it's still 22 yards and the length does not change. We have to be better at that in the future. "
There were some extenuating circumstances.The bowling attack was based almost exclusively on the shoulders of Shannon Gabriel and the other two fast players combined the value of a Test experience and the Kicking legs Devendra Bishoo seemed ineffective, and they ended up in this place because Jason Holder and Kemar Roach were not available to play in. One was injured and the other because of an unfortunate circumstance.
Collymore emphasized that and how things hardened after the morning session, on the first day, I got 133 races in 25 passes. " Since the boys were playing their first or second Test match, I must recommend how they came back and fought very hard with the ball, Shannon again leading the attack, it was a very good effort. "
Except, even in the moments when they showed a threat, something happened to undo their plans, like when Sherman Lewis was bothering Rishabh Pant with his gorillas.
The debutant's fast pitcher was not exactly digging the short balls, which gives hitters a chance to get out of the way, but was still receiving them Place them in the rib cage and tilt them Then, if Pant wanted to pull or hit, he would be hitting the angle and, therefore, increase the chances of a mistake.The West Indies should have continued with this plan, but instead, they took their spinners Collymore said they were forced to do so because of the heat in Rajkot.
"It may be difficult, conditions, in India. I think the subcontinent is a very difficult place for any fast bowler, even experienced, so the captain thought it's better to rotate the bowlers a bit more and give them the best chance. "
But the coach Bowls of the West Indies did not sympathize with his team's batting effort, Kieran Powell played a bad shot on a straight ball and, after being ruled out by lbw, he squandered a revision, Shimron Hetmyer and Sunil Ambris were fighting for same three yards of space, even when Ravindra Jadeja jumped out to complete a start, Shane Dowrich went for a big jump with four laps remaining in the day's game and was knocked down.
"I only saw one or two punches, but it What I saw is not what you want, especially from your best hitters, who are chasing more than 600. "Collymore said," These things happen in cricket and I hope our guys will definitely learn from it. Seeing the Indians' bat, you can see how they played. They are used to these conditions, but they showed things that we can all learn from. " It is not the first time that a team that had to spend 150 over fielding for the first time in a test match has been broken:" it goes back Yesterday, yesterday was a difficult day, "Collymore said, but insisted that the team needed to fight.
" I always feel that you need to be honest with yourself. India is on the rise. This is only the second day and we are already behind the eight ball, so it will be a great effort so that we can really shoot. But again you do not come to try cricket just to give up. "