In­dia spin test ideal for Bangladesh tour, says Windies coach

Gulf Times Sport - - CRICKET -

West Indies coach Stu­art Law Fri­day said his bats­men be­ing tested against qual­ity In­dian spin­ners is ideal prepa­ra­tion for their up­com­ing tour of Bangladesh. The Caribbean side are bat­tling to level the two-match se­ries against In­dia with Roston Chase hit­ting an un­beaten 98 on day one of the sec­ond Test in Hy­der­abad.

The West Indies, who lost their open­ing game by an in­nings and 272 runs in Ra­jkot last week, will travel to Bangladesh for two Tests, three one-day in­ter­na­tion­als and three Twenty20 matches in Novem­ber-De­cem­ber. “Com­ing to In­dia we ex­pect to play a lot of spin ... we are go­ing to face lot of spin over there (as well), so it’s good the boys are get­ting a taste of spin here,” Law told re­porters in Hy­der­abad. “It’s a great learn­ing curve for us and we try and get the dirt­i­est and dusti­est pitches to bat against them so we did learn how to play spin,” added Law, who has de­cided to give up the West Indies job af­ter the Bangladesh se­ries. The Ja­son Holder-led West Indies will play five ODIs and three T20 matches in In­dia be­fore head­ing off to Bangladesh. Law praised the West Indies, who drubbed the tour­ing Bangladesh side 2-0 in July dur­ing a suc­cess­ful home sea­son, for their Crick­et­ing tal­ent and a bright fu­ture. “The thing I have no­ticed at my time with the West Indies here is that there is lot of tal­ent, not only in this team but also in the whole of Cricket back in the Caribbean,” said Law, who will coach English county side Mid­dle­sex from next sea­son.

Af­ter brief stints in charge of

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the 49-year-old took over the Windies’ reins in Jan­uary 2017 and led his team to a mem­o­rable Test vic­tory over Eng­land at Head­in­g­ley last sum­mer.

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