West Indies can do well against India, SL in tri-series: Lloyd

Updated: July 1, 2013, 7:51 PM IST
West Indies can do well against India, SL in tri-series: Lloyd

Jamaica: Batting legend Clive Lloyd says West Indies have enough arsenal in their armour to outplay sub-continent giants India and Sri Lanka in the ongoing ODI tri-series in the Caribbean.

Lloyd though expressed confidence in the home team's ability to win the tri-series, said the Caribbean bowlers need to show more consistency.

"I strongly believe we have a very good and balanced team, but the guys have got to play to the best of their abilities; the bowling's a little weak, they need to work and try different bowlers," Lloyd was quoted as saying by the Caribbean Media Corporation in Toronto.

"Kemar Roach is an excellent bowler and he should be the one to look at, while I think they should try Guyanese fast bowler Ronsford Beaton; he is very impressive. I am confident they (West Indies) will do well against Sri Lanka and India in the Caribbean," the 68-year-old Lloyd added.

The former West Indies skipper, however, was of the view that Darren Sammy should have been given a longer run in the ODI team's captaincy role.

Sammy, who has been retained as captain of the T20 and Test teams, was replaced with Dwayne Bravo as the skipper of the ODI squad just before the ICC Champions Trophy in England.

"I don't have a problem with Dwayne's (Bravo) captaincy; he is a fine cricketer and can be called upon anytime," said Lloyd, who led West Indies during an era when they were considered as world beaters. But I think Sammy has taken over the responsibility at a difficult time and he has done well since then and deserved a longer try."

First Published: July 1, 2013, 7:51 PM IST

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