[www.inewsguyana.com] – West Indies Coach Ottis Gibson says that the fight back in the second innings of the first test against New Zealand has given the team confidence against the hosts.
The Head Coach was speaking on the eve of the second test which begins tomorrow evening in Wellington.
Meanwhile, the training was disrupted by rain, restricting the team to fitness and fielding drills, as well as the use of the indoor nets. Rain also played a key role in the first test resulting in a draw.
Reflecting further on the performance of the team in the first test, Gibson reminded players that preparation is key, which was evident in the first test.
The former player also commended young players in Darren Bravo and Shane Shillingford for both putting in individual performances of brilliance during the match, both times resulting in match changing encounters.
Looking ahead to the second test, Gibson noted that the desire to include a second spin bowling option is there, but pitch conditions would be the ultimate deciding factor.
The current squad has Shillingford, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul and Narsingh Deonarine with which to expect the slower quality of bowling. The second test is set for Tomorrow Evening at 17:30.