West Indies have a chance to to create history in final #Raisethebat Test - Estwick

By July 23, 2020

West Indies bowling coach Roddy Estwick said the West Indies have an opportunity to create history when they take on England in the third and final Test of the #Raisethebat series in Old Trafford tomorrow.

The West Indies, holders of the Wisden Trophy, are locked at 1-1 with the hosts who are trying to regain the trophy they relinquished when they went down to the West Indies in the Caribbean in early 2019.

This, Estwick believes, makes the occasion one of significant magnitude.

“Obviously this a big, big Test match not only for the people who are here in England, there are a lot of people tuned and we’ve got to be really up for it, Estwick said.

He believes the West Indies are more than capable of winning the series.

“The key thing is if you look at the first innings [of the first Test] we got early wickets. When we won in Southampton we got off to a decent start in the first innings with the bat so for me those are two key areas,” he said.

“If we can blunt that new ball and stop England from getting early wickets and also get early wickets ourselves, that could put us in a position to control the game and try and put them under some added pressure.”

Estwick said the coaching staff has been trying to get the players to be aware of the piece of history that can write if they win. West Indies last won a Test series in 1988 before any member of the present team was born.

“We’re constantly reminding them they have the chance to change something that hasn’t happened in 32 years,” he said.

“We played them over the last two or three years and we’ve won the odd Test matches. We’ve obviously won in the Caribbean – we want to go one step better here in England. We really want to win that Test match.

“We have to be up for it. Obviously England is going to be up for it because it’s a final – when you look at this game it is a final for both teams and whoever puts in a big performance also will win the game.”

West Indies last won a Test series in 1988 before any member of the present team was born.

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