W.I. Captain shows more spark – Urges Team To To Be Flexible

Good to see that Shiv The Tiger‘s pep talk is finally rubbing off on Sarwan, as we discover in this Imran Khan update –

West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan sees flexibility and all round depth as the key ingredients to success in the ICC World Twenty20 Championship.

You have to be flexible and leave options open, I’m sure there are times when you will have to promote batters who are more suitable to the situation, there are likely to be changes in terms of the batting order,Sarwan told journalists after the West Indies final practice session at the Wanderers yesterday ahead of their big opening encounter with host South Africa.

Although he views Australia and South Africa as possible favourites to take the first ever Twenty20 world title he reckons that his young team has as good a chance as any of prevailing.

I think we have a very good chance, we haven’t only played well in the warm up games (v Kenya and New Zealand) but we played well in England and it will give us a lot of confidence if we continue to play the way we have been playing, we have a very rounded team with a lot of all rounders mixed with batters and in this form of the game you need those players who are all rounders,” Sarwan reasoned.

Another vital factor will be the performance of his fast bowlers up front. While there has been much discussion and new strategies being applied to this newest form of the game, Sarwan believes the basic principles must still weigh heavily.

The right handed batsmen also thinks that despite his team being a young one they must represent their region with passion and commitment.

It is very important for us as a young team to give a good account of ourselves in this tournament,” Sarwan said.

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