With a busy cricket schedule drawn up for the team of the West Indies in the next few years, Judge Courtney Browne thinks they have the "right approach" to select players and is confident that the team's performance will improve steadily.
West Indies are planning to travel around India and Bangladesh in the coming months before they visit England and India next year and then go to England for the 50-over World Cup next summer. The year 2020 will bring two more ICC events – the World T20 and the Under-19 World Cup. Browne outlined several factors, apart from consistent performance, such as player attitudes, involvement, fitness, which count among other things for selection in the future.
"When a player shows that they read more, and that they are committed to self-motivation training and you have seen improved performance, then that says some [of] our players are doing everything they can to play the best cricket for the West Indies, "Browne said in a CWI release." Ideally, a selector wants a player who is a self-starter and although that is usually not the case. "
The release also mentioned Browne's views on having a second layer of "well-prepared players to exert selective pressure on the seated players". The release further said that it could only be achieved with a franchise system with pre-season and off-season programs to improve the quality of players in the region. "This would complement the amount of cricket that is played in different formats by increasing the quality of the game through the pool of available players," said the release.
Browne was "adamant" and his selection team had the "right approach" to choose players for the best results. With a more inspecting tone, the CWI release continued: "We asked Browne, which were some of the thoughts that came to mind when he thought of his role as the Selector chair for the West Indian Ocean Cricket Course. have evidence.It was a mix of adjectives and phrases – they include teamwork, challenging, get the fans to understand the process, teach and learn and reward.
"As a follow-up, we asked for the preparation and you will find the process interesting." Browne emphasized & # 39; research & # 39 ;. He expanded it by marking it as a process. The obvious thing to collect is current data about the players, but an important part of the overall process includes: history of players, locations where players play, teams where players play against, the tour the team / player is going to play , the attitude of the player, commitment, dedication and discipline and fitness. "
Because the above are the "key success factors" for a player to be selected, Browne also said: "a player must have consistent performances for at least two years (ideally three) to be placed in the elite squadron."
Today, the West T20 champions, the West Indies have won only two of the seven T20 series (with more than one race) that they have played since the World T20 in early 2016. Since then, they have lost to Pakistan, both at home and in the United Arab Emirates, returned without profit from New Zealand and Pakistan and lost 2-1 to Bangladesh in their most recent series.
Their form in ODI's was much worse. The last 50-over series they won were more than four years ago, when they beat home 3-0 in 2014. Over the years they lost their home in England, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh and from the series in India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates (against Pakistan), England and New Zealand. They are currently in ninth place in the ICC ODI rankings, the lowest in the three formats.
Their recent performance in test competitions was promising. This year they have won three of the five games they have played and have lost only one. After signing the series of three games against Sri Lanka 1-1 at home, they swallowed Bangladesh in the two-game game last month.
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