India vs West Indies: Windies doesn't lack talent, we have beaten two top teams recently, says Stuart Law

IANS, Jul, 03 2017

Antigua: Following the victory over India in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) match, Windies coach Stuart Law has said his team does not lack talent and has beaten two of the best teams in the world.

File photo of the Windies cricket team. Image courtesy: Twitter/ @westindies

File photo of the Windies cricket team. Image courtesy: Twitter/ @westindies

"We beat Pakistan a couple of weeks (sic) ago, chasing down 300, and now we have defended a reasonably small total against India. We have beaten two of the best teams in the world.... it's a big ladder, and today is one step closer to where we want to end up," Law told reporters on Sunday.

"It's not lack of talent. I have seen these boys from close quarters for a while now, and it's definitely not lack of talent," he said.

Skipper Jason Holder took five wickets as the Windies defeated India by 11 runs at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Holder (5/27) led from the front towards the end and wrapped up India's lower middle-order to snatch the victory.

Law said his side should play smart cricket because they have the skills.

"They have got skill and it's just about match awareness -- being smarter in the shots they choose to play at the right time. If you have been watching for a while now, they lose wickets at crucial times and if they do that, we start putting ourselves under pressure. We are learning and we talk about it all the time. They are honest and we can deal with it in an honest manner," he said.

The coach, though, complained about the Carribean cricket fans, saying they do not see the hard work the players put in.

"People in the Caribbean probably don't see we are working hard as hard as we are. We are pleased we put up a win for everybody in the region. It gives us a warming feeling and hopefully it gives everybody a good feeling as well," he said.

Published Date: Jul 03, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 03, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115