July 8, 2008

West Indies cricket

Windies players need to change their approach, says Dyson

Sriram Veera

John Dyson, the West Indies coach, has said that the West Indies players must realise that they have to curb the ‘natural West Indian way’ in order to achieve consistent success. He spoke on a range of issues plaguing West Indies cricket in the press conference after Australia swept the five-match ODI series. Read the full Q&A in the Caribbeancricket.com.

Unfortunately, we're getting players that have only played a handful of games in some cases that have been playing not a lot of cricket and I've got to say that some of the stuff they're bringing to us, we need to change dramatically. One person or one management team at this level can't change that overnight. We can make changes along the way but it does take time. To say 'we want to be from there to there in two or three months, it is totally unrealistic. Mathematically you can't do it. To change the habits of the players once they get to this team, overnight, it's just not going to happen. They need to start working on things before they get there.

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