Courtney Walsh pleased with players’ performances in A-series despite the results

West Indies during a training session. © Cricket West Indies

West Indies head coach and former men’s cricketer Courtney Walsh has said that although the result not going their way in the A-team series, he is happy with the exposure players got throughout the series.

West Indies A played three T20s and three one-dayers against Pakistan A, and the tourists clean swept the hosts in both the T20s and One-dayers comprehensively. Though it was an A-team series, both teams had a combined squad for the international and A-team series. It allowed them to give game time for the international stars in the A-team series if they struggled to perform well in the T20Is and ODIs.

Walsh said that he is pleased with the effort from the players throughout the series. “It is the first time they have played together as a team. It is a learning process.”

“Some of them have never played for quite a while or at all. There were a lot of debutants in both T20 and 50-overs, so this gives us a chance to analyse and improve. It was good for the experience and exposure for them.”

“It was very pleasing having so many players in the camp. From a coach’s perspective, it is very pleasing because we can look at them, have a look at them in competitive situations. It gives us a wider scope of what to look for and how we can help to educate them through the learning process.”