West Indies v South Africa, 1st Test, Port of Spain June 10, 2010

'West Indies sick of losing' - Brendan Nash

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Brendan Nash, the West Indies middle-order batsman, has said his team is desperate to end its losing run and turn things around for the Test series against South Africa that begins on Thursday. West Indies are yet to win a game on this tour, losing both Twenty20 internationals and being at the receiving end of a 5-0 thrashing in the ODI series.

"We're sick of losing. We don't like losing. We don't enjoy it, but it is not something we can just turn around in one day," Nash told 103 FM ahead of the first Test in Trinidad. "It is going to be a slow process, but we're trying to do the right thing.

"Nobody wants to lose, we're doing what we can with the resources we have and the structures we have to try and turn things around."

Nash sought inspiration from West Indies' performance against England in Trinidad last year, when they held on to draw the final Test and win the series. Nash scored a century in that game, his first in international cricket, and has been in excellent form of late. He had a very successful tour of Bangladesh with West Indies A, being dismissed just once in the two four-day games, scoring 202 runs in the process, and notched up two half-centuries in three limited-overs matches.

"I hope everyone remembers the series last year against England. It came down to the last match. We were one up and we held on for a draw to win the series," he said. Hopefully the Trinis put their minds back to that and support us. That's what we needed at that time and that's what we need at this time.

"We haven't had the best of runs in the shorter format of the game. (Tests) are different and we showed some good signs against Australia at the end of last year, and this is the next Test series since then so hopefully the fans will come out and support us."

Nash also said training sessions for the teams have been interrupted by sporadic showers. "(Practice has been) a little bit disrupted" he said. "We've made the most of it and tried to get on the field [when] we could and get in the indoor nets."

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  • on June 11, 2010, 2:55 GMT

    Best of luck Windies !! Hope you get back on a winning streak!

  • on June 11, 2010, 1:58 GMT

    good to see both shillingford and pascal debut here in the first test and hope the selector get barath back in early .good start so far and hope we can take the advantages when its there and go for victory

  • hazeltine on June 10, 2010, 22:22 GMT

    As a WIndian supporter I am not asking for WIndies to win EVERY TEST THEY PLAY, they clearly have not got the team for that. What I want from them is DISCIPLINE in all aspects of their cricket and FIGHT. Brendan Nash argues that they are sick of losing which frankly just misses the point. He should be telling supporters WHY they are losing which is lack of discipline in all aspects of their cricket and lack of fight. The simple truth is that UNTIL WIndian captain, players and management OPENLY RECOGNISE these as reasons for our failure, then we are NEVER going to beat the major test playing nations on a regular basis.

  • gmoturu on June 10, 2010, 21:47 GMT

    honestly......people in the WI doesn't have the fire anymore......back then in 60-80's people wanted to prove something (probably because of the way they were treated). now that world has become less conservative and urbanized, people doesn't have the seriousness anymore.

  • S.N.Singh on June 10, 2010, 16:54 GMT

    WHY W.I. WAS NOT PLAYING NASH AND WHAT HAPPEN TO BARRAT. NASH IS A VERY CONSISTANT SCORRER. HE HAVE SOME GOOD PARTNERSHIP AT THE BOTTOM WHICH W.I. NEED.WHY THEY DID NOT PLAY HIM IN ODI GAMES, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A USFUL PERSON WITH PARTNERSHIPPING WITH CHANDRAPAUL. GALE AND SARWAN ARE NOT RELIABLE PLAYERS. THEY CAN OUT AT ANYTIME. LOOKING AT BARRAT AS AN OPENER HE HAS THE CORRECT TEMPERAMENT FOR FAST BOWLING AND HE SCORE A CENTURY AGAINST AUSTRALIA.WHERE IS HIM, UNLESS HE HAS AN ATTITUDE, BUT HE HAS POTENTIAL. NO USE THE COACH OR CAPTAIN ASK HIM TO ATTACK, HE CAN'T DO THAT. BARRAT CAN BUILD PARTNERSHIP AND THIS WHAT W.I NEED. GOOD LOOK WITH YOUR EXPERIMENTATION. S.N.SINGH U S A

  • theswami on June 10, 2010, 15:29 GMT

    "sick of losing" ..... what to do when there's much ado ... buck up guys ... WI can win only if the players have belief in themselves ....

  • Bollo on June 10, 2010, 12:58 GMT

    Carn the Windies. Win the toss, bat for a day and a half, and make a game of it. here`s hoping.

  • on June 10, 2010, 12:45 GMT

    The windies will only win matches when all the players understand why they're representing the islands, and play as a team.

  • vibhavarms on June 10, 2010, 11:32 GMT

    wi needs to work on avoiding mistakes that they repeat all the time . they can give a shock to sa but for that they have to play like they did last year against england .

  • on June 10, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    Well said Nashie I look forward to you continuing to put on some good scores in the series,good luck to all the boys,I too need to see some different results.......

  • on June 11, 2010, 2:55 GMT

    Best of luck Windies !! Hope you get back on a winning streak!

  • on June 11, 2010, 1:58 GMT

    good to see both shillingford and pascal debut here in the first test and hope the selector get barath back in early .good start so far and hope we can take the advantages when its there and go for victory

  • hazeltine on June 10, 2010, 22:22 GMT

    As a WIndian supporter I am not asking for WIndies to win EVERY TEST THEY PLAY, they clearly have not got the team for that. What I want from them is DISCIPLINE in all aspects of their cricket and FIGHT. Brendan Nash argues that they are sick of losing which frankly just misses the point. He should be telling supporters WHY they are losing which is lack of discipline in all aspects of their cricket and lack of fight. The simple truth is that UNTIL WIndian captain, players and management OPENLY RECOGNISE these as reasons for our failure, then we are NEVER going to beat the major test playing nations on a regular basis.

  • gmoturu on June 10, 2010, 21:47 GMT

    honestly......people in the WI doesn't have the fire anymore......back then in 60-80's people wanted to prove something (probably because of the way they were treated). now that world has become less conservative and urbanized, people doesn't have the seriousness anymore.

  • S.N.Singh on June 10, 2010, 16:54 GMT

    WHY W.I. WAS NOT PLAYING NASH AND WHAT HAPPEN TO BARRAT. NASH IS A VERY CONSISTANT SCORRER. HE HAVE SOME GOOD PARTNERSHIP AT THE BOTTOM WHICH W.I. NEED.WHY THEY DID NOT PLAY HIM IN ODI GAMES, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A USFUL PERSON WITH PARTNERSHIPPING WITH CHANDRAPAUL. GALE AND SARWAN ARE NOT RELIABLE PLAYERS. THEY CAN OUT AT ANYTIME. LOOKING AT BARRAT AS AN OPENER HE HAS THE CORRECT TEMPERAMENT FOR FAST BOWLING AND HE SCORE A CENTURY AGAINST AUSTRALIA.WHERE IS HIM, UNLESS HE HAS AN ATTITUDE, BUT HE HAS POTENTIAL. NO USE THE COACH OR CAPTAIN ASK HIM TO ATTACK, HE CAN'T DO THAT. BARRAT CAN BUILD PARTNERSHIP AND THIS WHAT W.I NEED. GOOD LOOK WITH YOUR EXPERIMENTATION. S.N.SINGH U S A

  • theswami on June 10, 2010, 15:29 GMT

    "sick of losing" ..... what to do when there's much ado ... buck up guys ... WI can win only if the players have belief in themselves ....

  • Bollo on June 10, 2010, 12:58 GMT

    Carn the Windies. Win the toss, bat for a day and a half, and make a game of it. here`s hoping.

  • on June 10, 2010, 12:45 GMT

    The windies will only win matches when all the players understand why they're representing the islands, and play as a team.

  • vibhavarms on June 10, 2010, 11:32 GMT

    wi needs to work on avoiding mistakes that they repeat all the time . they can give a shock to sa but for that they have to play like they did last year against england .

  • on June 10, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    Well said Nashie I look forward to you continuing to put on some good scores in the series,good luck to all the boys,I too need to see some different results.......

  • on June 10, 2010, 9:47 GMT

    WestIndies need batsmen like Brian Lara, DEsmond Haynes, Viv Richards, Gordon Greinadge, Vivain Richards, Curtly Ambrose, Coutney Walsh, Carl Hooper. Otherwise I don't think so, WI now able to OWN any matcches all over the World.

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  • on June 10, 2010, 9:47 GMT

    WestIndies need batsmen like Brian Lara, DEsmond Haynes, Viv Richards, Gordon Greinadge, Vivain Richards, Curtly Ambrose, Coutney Walsh, Carl Hooper. Otherwise I don't think so, WI now able to OWN any matcches all over the World.

  • on June 10, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    Well said Nashie I look forward to you continuing to put on some good scores in the series,good luck to all the boys,I too need to see some different results.......

  • vibhavarms on June 10, 2010, 11:32 GMT

    wi needs to work on avoiding mistakes that they repeat all the time . they can give a shock to sa but for that they have to play like they did last year against england .

  • on June 10, 2010, 12:45 GMT

    The windies will only win matches when all the players understand why they're representing the islands, and play as a team.

  • Bollo on June 10, 2010, 12:58 GMT

    Carn the Windies. Win the toss, bat for a day and a half, and make a game of it. here`s hoping.

  • theswami on June 10, 2010, 15:29 GMT

    "sick of losing" ..... what to do when there's much ado ... buck up guys ... WI can win only if the players have belief in themselves ....

  • S.N.Singh on June 10, 2010, 16:54 GMT

    WHY W.I. WAS NOT PLAYING NASH AND WHAT HAPPEN TO BARRAT. NASH IS A VERY CONSISTANT SCORRER. HE HAVE SOME GOOD PARTNERSHIP AT THE BOTTOM WHICH W.I. NEED.WHY THEY DID NOT PLAY HIM IN ODI GAMES, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A USFUL PERSON WITH PARTNERSHIPPING WITH CHANDRAPAUL. GALE AND SARWAN ARE NOT RELIABLE PLAYERS. THEY CAN OUT AT ANYTIME. LOOKING AT BARRAT AS AN OPENER HE HAS THE CORRECT TEMPERAMENT FOR FAST BOWLING AND HE SCORE A CENTURY AGAINST AUSTRALIA.WHERE IS HIM, UNLESS HE HAS AN ATTITUDE, BUT HE HAS POTENTIAL. NO USE THE COACH OR CAPTAIN ASK HIM TO ATTACK, HE CAN'T DO THAT. BARRAT CAN BUILD PARTNERSHIP AND THIS WHAT W.I NEED. GOOD LOOK WITH YOUR EXPERIMENTATION. S.N.SINGH U S A

  • gmoturu on June 10, 2010, 21:47 GMT

    honestly......people in the WI doesn't have the fire anymore......back then in 60-80's people wanted to prove something (probably because of the way they were treated). now that world has become less conservative and urbanized, people doesn't have the seriousness anymore.

  • hazeltine on June 10, 2010, 22:22 GMT

    As a WIndian supporter I am not asking for WIndies to win EVERY TEST THEY PLAY, they clearly have not got the team for that. What I want from them is DISCIPLINE in all aspects of their cricket and FIGHT. Brendan Nash argues that they are sick of losing which frankly just misses the point. He should be telling supporters WHY they are losing which is lack of discipline in all aspects of their cricket and lack of fight. The simple truth is that UNTIL WIndian captain, players and management OPENLY RECOGNISE these as reasons for our failure, then we are NEVER going to beat the major test playing nations on a regular basis.

  • on June 11, 2010, 1:58 GMT

    good to see both shillingford and pascal debut here in the first test and hope the selector get barath back in early .good start so far and hope we can take the advantages when its there and go for victory