West Indies can fight for five days against England Says Brian Lara
Corona is set to return to international cricket tomorrow (July 7) with the Southampton Test between England and the West Indies. The Caribbeans will play three Tests in the ‘bio-safety’ zone during the tour. Legendary cricketer Brian Lara says the West Indies should consider matches for four days because they can’t fight to take the Test match against England in five days.
The bowling attack of the Caribbeans is enough to test the English batsmen. There are motion stars like Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Alzheimer’s Joseph, Ocean Thomas. However, Lara thinks that there is a shortage of batsmen like Zafar Archer and Jimmy Anderson.
In an interview with BBC Sports, the Caribbean legend said: It’s not easy to beat England at home, they are irresistible, favourites.
‘England have to keep up the pressure and take authority from them. I don’t think the West Indies can fight for five days. They should consider the matches for four days. We have to establish their leadership and hold on to it.
The Caribbeans have not won a Test series in England since 198. So Lara thinks that if she can do something like this, it will be the best achievement. The 51-year-old legendary batsman added, “It’s going to be a series that people all over the world will watch. And everyone is hoping for a competitive series.
‘It would be a big deal for the West Indians if they could win. If they can play well from the first day of the series. They should be shown that they can play well on English soil. Says Lara, who owns more than 22,000 international runs.