West Indies bowling coach Roddy Estwick is appealing to players to grab the opportunities and give a hundred percent in the upcoming tours of Pakistan and the Netherlands.
The West Indies squad is set to leave the Caribbean early next week.
The Windies will take on the Netherlands in the first of three One Day Internationals before heading to the Asian border to battle against Pakistan in a similar encounter.
Estwick in a report on radiojamaicanewsonline.com said that adjusting to the pitches and getting accustomed to the conditions quickly will be of paramount importance.
“We haven’t played any cricket against Holland, so we don’t know a lot about the players. Once we get there, we’ll have a look at the footages, get the analyst to come up with the various strengths and weaknesses and then set out the game plan.”
All-rounder Jason Holder and batsmen Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer are unavailable for the tours.
However, coach Estwick said other players should seize the opportunity and cement their position.
“I always believe that opportunities are never miss they are only grab by someone else, so it’s a chance for someone like Kacey Carty, someone like Nkrumah Bonner, people like that to really grasp the opportunity.”
The Windies coach also underscored the importance of players giving their best.
“It doesn’t matter who you are playing; you should not be lowering your standard to accommodate the opposition,” he said while stressing that players should all seek to play to their full potential.
“The bottom line is always give a hundred percent, no matter who you are playing against, that’s the important thing,” said the coach.
The players involved in the Indian Premier League will fly directly to the Netherlands, while the Caribbean contingent leaves on Tuesday.
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