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Lara urged Windies to be technical & tactical

July 8, 2024

Batting icon and former test captain Brian Lara has urged West Indies to be technical and tactical, in order to mitigate the threat of England’s batting force in the upcoming three-match test series starting at Lord’s next week.

Warning of the dangers posed by England’s aggressive approach with the bat, Lara says it is important for West Indies to stay aggressive in the field, and not to fall into the trap of going on the defensive too early.

West Indies have already suffered one blow to their squad ahead of the series with veteran seamer Kemar Eoach ruled out with a knee injury.

It means the Caribbean side has been left with a relatively inexperienced attack with only seamers Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph having played more than ten tests.

However, Lara, who gathered over eleven-thousand runs from 131 tests, said his concern is more surrounding the inexperienced batting lineup.

The first test bowls off next Wednesday.

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