Windsor Park curator answers Dyson's calls
Richard LeTang, the head curator at Windsor Park, has said that he will respond favourably to West Indies coach John Dyson's requests for pitches with pace and bounce. The first two ODIs of the three-match series against Bangladesh will be played in Dominica on Sunday and Tuesday, and Dyson hoped the pitches would nullify the Bangladesh spinners and aid the West Indian pacemen.
"(Dyson) is going to get exactly what he asked for, it's going to give you some serious pace and bounce," LeTang told DigicelCricket.com. "The spinners will have to work hard."
Despite the promised pace and bounce, LeTang believes a total of 300 would be achievable on the pitch, which awaits its first taste of international cricket. "Three hundred is gettable here because we have a fast outfield," he said. "I think it is the fastest in the Caribbean and also the fastest drying outfield in the Caribbean."
LeTang believed the captains - Floyd Reifer and Shakib Al Hasan - would have to use their initiative but was in no doubt about what the decision at the toss should be. "This Windsor Park ground has been one that changes, but when you come and you win the toss it's an advantage to bat first," he said.
The third and final ODI will be played in St Kitts on July 31 and will be followed by a Twenty20 clash on August 2 at the same venue.