[www.inewsguyana.com] – Fresh off their failed bid to defend their T20 world title, the West Indies are already targeting another cup, the International Cricket Council’s 50 over World Cup.
According to Head Coach Ottis Gibson, the side is already gearing for the 2015 edition of the tournament where the best teams in the sport will converge.
“I’ve been speaking to Richard Pybus (Director of Cricket) about getting together a core group of players to target the 50-over World Cup, getting some fitness done and making sure those guys are at the peak of their fitness,” Gibson explained.
According to the Barbadian, there are a number of series against Zealand, Bangladesh, India and South Africa preceding the World Cup and this will be key litmus factors in selecting the strongest possible team.
“All those [series] are opportunities to start to formulate a team or a squad of players that will then become the basis of the team that is likely to play in the World Cup, and get those guys playing together as often as possible”
“It would give captain (Dwayne) Bravo an opportunity to work with this group of players and get a brand of cricket that he wants to play developed and strong, so that by the time we get to the World Cup next year, the guys are ready to peak again and have a real good go at winning a world title.”
The ICC World Cup is set to run from February 14 to March 29, in Australia.